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Jason Ridgeway

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I am a proud Dunghutti man I was born and raised in Kempsey.
I started painting about 5 years ago I was inspired by my surroundings and stories I was told by my elders and by my family.
I am a contemporary artist I like to paint my experiences through life and what it has taught me and also both traditional and present times. I cherish my culture every chance I get I like to get out and learn about the land and pick up on my culture and family history so that one day I will be able to pass it onto my children.
I love painting it eases my mind when I think too much about life and what’s going on around me. Self-soothing and a way to escape reality for hours at a time it’s great to get the mind free and start feeling good about yourself again.
I take great pride in my work being an aboriginal man. I love what I can create and being able to tell stories through my art it’s an awesome feeling.