Charlotte Phillipus Napurrula was born in Haasts Bluff/Ikuntji in 1957, daughter of Long Jack Phillipus Tjakamarra, a founding member of Papunya Tula Artists. Over the years painting at Papunya Tjupi, Charlotte has developed her own unique and meticulous version of Kalipinypa Kapi Tjukurrpa (Water Dreaming) that focuses on the tali (sand) aspect of her country. She often paints this story as two colour, large scale works, allowing for the line work Charlotte is so well regarded for to take centre stage.
She also paints her own distinct style of children's stories that she developed when working at the Papunya School. Many of her illustrations can be found in the archive of the school from the days when teaching in traditional language was encouraged. Occasionally Charlotte will apply her children's stories as dot paintings on canvas.
Finalist of the Telstra NATSIAA (2018) and Hadley’s Art Prize (2018) her work is held in the National Gallery of Victoria Collection and the University of Western Sydney Collection.