Lorna Brown Napanangka was born in the bush near Haasts Bluff in 1962. She moved to Papunya with her family when she was just a few months old. After two years they moved back to Haasts Bluff before later moving to Warren Creek outstation near Mt. Liebig.
Lorna went to the Papunya School, and clearly remembers art classes with Geoffrey Bardon. Lorna started painting in 1999 and she primarily paints her Grandfather's Dreaming. With her husband, Bobby West Tjupurrula, Lorna lives at Kiwirrkurra, where in 1999 she contributed to the Kiwirrkurra womens' painting as part of the Western Desert Dialysis Appeal.
Lorna has had a number of solo exhibitions and has had work collected by the Art Gallery of South Australia, Artbank and the National Gallery of Australia.