Carol Young was born in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) and remembers spending much of her younger years travelling between communities, particularly Amata and Pipalyatjara. Today, Carol lives in Pipalyatjara and is the primary carer for several of her family members. Both Carol’s father and grandmother also being prominent artists. Her father, Stanley Young, aside from being an artist, is also a local elder, lawman, and camel herder. Carol is also the granddaughter of the late Nyankula Watson, an important Western Desert painter. Nyankula has passed down both her tjukurpa (traditional stories) and unique art style to her granddaughter, which influences all of Carol’s work today.