Winnona Garrison is a tribal member of the Owens Valley Paiute Tribe of California. She grew up on her family ranch in Antelope Valley, California. She always took an interest in drawing and painting; as a young girl her parents encouraged her with her art. After high school she attended The Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Nowadays, she uses her drawing for her beadwork, which people have purchased across the United States and Canada. Her artwork can also be found on t-shirts of local high schools and at Pow-wow events. She currently has her artwork at the Museum in Warm Springs, Oregon and has a few beadwork pieces at the Three Warriors store in Simnasho, Oregon. Winnona makes her home with Ray and their children and grandchildren in Simnasho, Oregon.