Jacqueline Puruntatameri was born in Darwin and grew up at Pirlingampi on Melville Island and went to high school at Kormilda College in Darwin. Jacqueline has one child a boy called Gareth who lives in Darwin with his partner. Jacqueline used to work at the Pirlangimpi store for 5 years.
“I have been painting at Munupi Arts for a long time. I have had artworks used for calendars and I have been in many exhibitions. I love painting and I follow my grandfather who was an artist as well. His name was Black Joe. He is famous and was in the Tiwi Show in 2021 at the National Gallery of Victoria”