“My name is Jimmy Deen and I am a qualified tradesman painter. Several years ago I decided to explore my Aboriginal Heritage through the art of painting traditional dotted colours of the outback, and also introducing bright colours into my artwork. My totem is the Gangurru, the Aboriginal word for Kangaroo and I come from Gunggari Country.
My inspiration comes from my grandmother, I could feel this hand guiding me through my paintings, and I knew it was my grandmother. My grandmother was a wonderful woman who I only knew for a short time as she passed away when I was 12 years old.
With my grandmother’s guidance and my father watching down on me, I have been able to create my own interpretation of memories and Dreamtime stories.
I hope you enjoy my paintings as much as I love creating them.”