Vivianne was born in Meekatharra and spent her youth in Wiluna, attending the Wiluna School. She has two children. She began painting in 2003 after meeting her partner Andrew Harris, an accomplished artist who encouraged her to work with dot paintings which she now produces for sale in the Gallery. Vivianne has a deep connection to her country and is a skilled hunter. Vivianne and Andrew enjoy going bush to observe the landscape and to paint.