Ms. Nampitjinpa (dec.) was born at a place called Karukali, east of Docker River. She is a Luritja lady. Her father was a Pintupi man from Karkurintjintja (Lake Hopkins) and her mother was Pitjantjar. She grew up in Papunya, and later lived at Haasts Bluff.
Her late husband was a well-known Papunya Tula artist, his name was Eddie Edimintja. Valmayi moved to Docker River with her second husband in her later years and has painted in Kintore with Papunya Tula.