Born west of Mt. Allan near the present site of Yuendumu, Dinny Nolan worked as a stockman on many cattle stations in the Northern Territory. In the 1970’s he settled in Papunya. He is a senior Lawman and a recognised leader for Rainmaking and Water Dreaming ceremonies. Dinny Nolan’s art is characterised by his predominant use of natural ochre colours, and the designs he utilises are the same he paints on the bodies of men taking part in ceremonies.