Emorut Ramathan is a painter and finalist at Ndejje University who is currently awaiting graduation. Emorut pursued a Bachelor of Art and Industrial Design at the Mengo-based Ndejje University who was enrolled on a weekend program.
According to Emorut, he derived inspiration from his secondary school art teacher back in senior one when he had just joined secondary. “it is like I was inspired by my teacher that is in secondary. The teacher was very good and always liked his work, so I later started doing some art.” Emorut told campus Bee in a one on one interview.
Emorut drew his first drawing in primary six when he successfully drew Ugandan Singer/Dancer Michael Ross. While talking about what people think of art, Emorut confessed saying, “Well I found art very easy because it’s like I already had a talent, in fact, I remember when I was still in senior one, I was given a photo of Jay Z by a student who was in senior four, so I drew Jayz from the picture I was given using a pencil, I gave it to him and he liked it. “ Emorut Confessed.
Just like the majority of Ugandan parents, Emorut’s father did not encourage him to do art citing examples of artists who are on the streets without jobs. “Well, my dad didn’t like art because he saw many artists on the streets without jobs but I said that is what I wanted and I believed I could do something out of art,” Emorut added.
Emorut, who has drawn celebrities like NTV’s Faridah Nakazibwe, Frank and Sheilah Gashumba revealed that art pays well. “Art is paying, only that of course in every work you do, you’ll find challenges. Art pays but it depends on the work you do and the clients you have.” Emorut noted.
Check out the full detailed interview in the video below;