Marita Sambono was born in the old hospital at the Daly River Mission, also called Nauiyu, nestled on the banks of the Daly River, 230 kilometres southwest of Darwin. Marita is part of a renowned family of Ngan’gikurunggurr artists and traditional knowledge custodians.
Marita is known for her paintings on canvas and silk, which are immersed in cultural and ecological processes of her country. She also paints religious themes. Marita has exhibited since 1987 and has been represented in the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory seven times.