Maisy paints bush medicine and was one of the original Batik painters of Utopia. Her mother Polly Ngale also was a painter and learned from her mother by watching and practicing. Maisy has painted all her life and loves painting and all her seven children paint as well.
Growing up on Utopia Station, her family worked at the station. Her father was a stockman and worked with horses and cattle. She loved the life and growing up at the cattle station with her family.