Daughter of highly regarded elder and women’s' business story keeper Barbara Price Mtjimbana, Jacinta went to primary school at Stirling Station near Tennant Creek. Her mother's homelands. Later Jacinta went to Kormilda College in Darwin for high school as did most of her sisters: The Numina Sisters. Jacinta is one of the elder sisters of these six well-known desert artists.
Jacinta also has two brothers; her dear father is passed away and her mum still paints from time to time. Like her sisters and mother, she comes from a long line of desert painters of the contemporary Aboriginal art and dot-dot central desert movement from well-renowned painter aunties: Gloria and Kathleen Petyerre, who are well-established artists in Alice Springs.Jacinta lives in Darwin where her works are collected by universities, art dealers and art lovers from around the world. Jacinta is married with children. She works part time in government. Jacinta regularly travels back to home lands to visit family and her beloved mother. Jacinta finds it difficult to stop painting - the process seems to take her back home.