Deborah Newenham is a self-taught Aboriginal artist born in Fremantle, Western Australia. Her colourful paintings and bright designs shimmer with the energy of the bush. Deborah’s inspiration comes from living creatures, birds and animals telling stories about our connection with nature and life under the sea.
Deborah’s traditional yet contemporary style reflects her journey and the importance of family and community in the modern world.
Born in Fremantle, Western Australia, Deborah’s Noongar ancestry comes from her mother’s side. Noongar means “a person of the south-west of Western Australia”. The Noongars are one of the largest Aboriginal cultural blocks in Australia.
Deb’s objective is to continue with her lifetime passion, her artwork, lots of experimenting and to be a positive role model for the young indigenous leaders of tomorrow.