Ally began painting during the CAAMA – A Summer Project of 1988/89 when acrylic painting was introduced to her home region of Utopia. Though far from prolific, Ally steadily painted up until her death in 2007. Her simplistic paintings reflect the Anwekety; small black conkerberries that grow after good rain. They are found abundantly in certain areas of Utopia, particularly where she called home. Ally lived in a family community where many members were artists focused primarily on painting and to a lesser extent, sculpture. Some of these family members include Glady Kemarre, Angelina Pwerle and Polly and Kathleen Ngale. With her art, Ally tried to teach the wider world about her paintings and the Anwekety that features in them.