Patsy was born at Derry Downs Station and grew up at Irrultja, and also attended school at Ampilatwatja.  She learnt to paint from her mother Colleen Ngwarraye Morton who is also a very successful a painter exhibiting all over the world. 

Patsy paints her fathers country, and she also paints seeds ‘Ntang’.  Ntang were ground down to make a flour to then cook up a damper.  So family would go out bush and collect only the dry seeds and place in a Coolamon.  The seeds were then separated from the seed pods and ground by using a rock.  

Patsy lives near Ampilatwatja and visits family regularly.