Everard Pei Pei

Everard Pei Pei

Language: Pitjantjara, Western Aranda
Date of birth: 2023-11-02



I grew up at Ulpunda, a tiny outstation near Ntaria (Hermannsburg) where my grandparents Betty Namatjira Wheeler and Marcus Wheeler live. 

I learned to paint by watching them paint the West MacDonnell Ranges. I would try painting myself but sometimes I would feel shame. Recently I started to come to Iltja Ntjarra Art Centre and I hope to become a professional artist.

I like painting because I like to do something different and keep myself busy. Being an artist aligns with my goals and plans. 

In my free time I go visit family, we share stories and talk about our art practice, our culture and our Country.