Maisie Petyarre Bundey was one of the original batik painters of Utopia. Maisie and her sisters Bessie, Kate and Josie are prolific painters who learned to paint by watching their mother, Polly Ngale. Maisie grew up on Utopia Station where her family worked. Her father was a stockman and worked with horses and cattle. She loved the life growing up on the cattle station with her family.