I was born in Newman Hospital. Mum, Dad, Nanna and Pop lived in Jigalong before, but they moved into town before I was born. I’m one of seven children. I grew up in Newman, living with my mum and dad and my brothers and sisters. This is my home. I was staying with my family in Punmu when I was a bit young, with my uncle and aunty. I like to travel but I worry about home. My Nanna and Pop used to take us out hunting for bushtucker. I’d help them make a fire and tea. Me and Pop would go out to the swamp area between Newman and Kumarina.
Some of my family was painting there [Martumili]: Marianne [Burton] and Jakayu [Biljabu]. I used to come and watch them. I was maybe ten or eleven. I came with my brother Bamba [Corban Clause Williams]. I just started painting, and then I started working there around 2014. I’m still working there now. Sometimes I paint a little bit too, just painting whatever’s in my head. I like painting, looking at the old people’s painting, and helping the old people.
Tamisha is also a photographer whose work has been exhibited at Revealed: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists at Fremantle Arts Centre, and at The Goods Shed in Perth.