Bevan now lives in Darwin. As a young man he moved to Ti Tree (Aleyaw) north of Alice Springs, the country of his ancestors. He lived with his Elders for ten years on the Anmatyerre lands learning their traditional ways including hunting for bush tucker and animals.
Here his interest in art developed and was taught to paint by the family elders.
Emphasis was given to the use of the brush and stick to produce traditional art. This is evident by Bevan’s use of traditional symbols to interpret various features of the landscape and to depict hunting and gathering stories.