JIMI SPRATT paints totems and bush-tucker scenes from the saltwater country of Coburg Peninsular. A contemporary Aboriginal art style converging with traditional flora and fauna x-ray art, basic rrark from the North East Arnhem Land coastal across to Kakadu.
Jimi came to the Territory from Western Australia when he was a kid and has been here ever since. His uncle on his father's side - Sammy Cooper, taught him to paint in the style of North East Arnhem Land Saltwater Country.
Wildlife and bush-tucker animals are represented from the North East Arnhem Land coast through to the floodplains and up to the escarpment Country that dots the hinterland inwards across the north of Arnhem Land. There are several major escarpments throughout the Top End that hold great significance and records some of the oldest Aboriginal culture and art. These sites and subjects are some of the strongest unbroken connections of Australia's first peoples.
Unless otherwise stated all paintings are acrylic on canvas.