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Jeremy “Mudjai” Devitt

 

I am inspired by culture, Mother Nature, spirit and life

Jeremy “Mudjai” Devitt is descendent of the Nganyaywana, Daingutti (Dhanggatti) and Gumbainga (Gumbaynggir) nations and has English, Irish and Scottish heritage. Jeremy is an accomplished and passionate artist and dancer.

I have created artwork since I was a little boy, about seven or eight years old.

I have some fine arts training at EORA College during 2007 and 2008. At that time I could have been the teacher, so they told me. EORA gave me a chance to develop other styles and throw paint around a bit.

I am inspired by culture, Mother Nature, spirit and life. My style of painting is called ‘spiritway’.

My advice to all Aboriginal artists starting out is if they are painting in traditional styles I would say listen to and watch your Elders carefully. Make sure your painting has story. Take great pride in your painting and do it properly because one day you will be handing this knowledge and way own to the younger ones.

If they are painting other styles my advice would be go for it and let nothing or no-one hold you back. Express, express, express.

The featured image on this page is called ‘Medicine Leaf’, acrylic on canvas, painted by Jeremy in 2008

 

 

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