“I’m from the Dunghutti tribe and I’ve lived in Kempsey all of my life, growing up at Burnt Bridge with my Nan and Aunty. My father was the famous boxer known as Ritchie Sands whose real name was Percy Ritchie.”
“I have been working with Macleay Options for thirty years, mowing with Momacs and wood work in Woodies. I started painting in 2010 at Living Skills with Macleay Options as I always wanted to have a go at painting. I really enjoyed myself and painting has brought back many memories of my childhood growing up with uncles, aunties, cousins on Burnt Bridge Mission.”
Clem’s painting “Emu Tracks and Eggs” is in the gallery’s permanent collection.