Louise Numina took up art in 1981 after receiving tuition in painting from her aunts Gloria and Kathleen Petyerre, who are well known Aboriginal artists.
Louise, one of ten children, went to primary school at Stirling Station near Tennant Creek. She later studied at Yirara College in Alice Springs.
After her return to Stirling Station she worked with the Community Development Program, then moved to Darwin in 1995.
Louise has studied at Nungalinya College and has a Diploma of Fine Arts from the Northern Territory University (now CDU).