About The Artist
Yondee Shane Hansen is a skilled and talented artist, having executed an individual process of working with sand and ochres to illustrate the stories and legends of his people.Born in in 1964 in the south-west of Western Australia at Dumbleyung located 270km south of Perth.
His early years were spent around the Narrogin and later moved to the Swan River close to Guildford located on the outskirts of Perth. His initial upbringing and how his attraction to paintings exposes how his own life testimony reinforce his role as an Aboriginal artist.
Yondee Shane Hansen learnt to paint from several mediums – His own father first taught him to hunt and also introduced him to sand drawings. Secondly as a ten year old he would often visit his aunties whom lived on the Swan River and assist them in collecting paper bark and help them with their art work. The knowledge that Yondee gained from both his father and later his aunties who are renowned for their paintings on paper bark has been invaluable in shaping his career.
Today, Yondee Shane Hansen is regarded as a skilled and talented artist, having developed an individual technique of working with sand and ochres to illustrate the stories and legends of his people which generally refer to the country and the effects of the elements has on the land.