Paniny is a respected senior Amata woman. Paniny came to Amata from Rocket Bore when she was a young girl with her parents, her elder brother Marla, and sisters Yarityji and Maringa. Paniny has worked as a teacher's aide with the pre-school children and as a representative on the Women's Council. Paniny began her artistic career creating batik at the Tjurma Arts and Crafts Centre. Since Tjala Arts was established in 1999 Paniny has become one of Tjala Arts' highly regarded painters.