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Setting up for Solo Exhibition at Violet PilotWhat is Gasbombgirl all about 

Sandy Gaskett is Gasbombgirl, born in the 60s and the youngest of 6 children, it seems it has always been my job to make my family and friends laugh.  This naturally spills over into my artworks, where I combine the quirky, the sexy, and strange with a good sprinkling of the odd.  But chiefly, I’m always hopeful it will bring a small smile or perhaps a loud laugh!

So why the name – Gasbombgirl ?

Again the fact that I like a good joke, shows up in the choice for my art name “Gasbombgirl” –  that and the fact that I seem to cop some pretty funny nicknames from friends.  Aussies just love shortening or lengthening names, and my surname “Gaskett” has warped into quite a few various versions of hilarity.  It did seem to fit the fun quirky nature of what I enjoy creating, so I figured, “why not?!” and so “Gasbombgirl” was born.

Why do I create art

I’ve produced art, like most people, since I was a child with  scribbles,  doodles  and splashes of paint.  It’s all been about having fun in expressing myself.  Now a-days it really unlocks my brain from stress and takes me to “my happy place” and that is quite addictive!

What inspires me

My art is all about reliving many of my fun child-hood memories and giving it a Gasbombgirl twist.  Think afternoons spent watching Elvis, Doris Day, Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis movies, followed by a solid diet of colourful Richie Rich, Casper, Archie and Phantom comics.  Pulp comics, kitsch TV shows and movies from the 50s, 60s and 70s  are high on my list of inspiration.  I also love the daggy 80s and 90s – and the music that goes along with it!
I enjoy browsing through the Internet,  to check out the latest trends, but I seem to always end up at the same point of entry with my pieces… bright colours, lots of sexy girls, a couple of robots, not to mention some oddball hairy man thrown in for good measure!

My favourite mediums

I love immediate results, so I’m a big fan of pencils, ink pens, acrylics and gouache, although I’m just now investigating the full richness of Oils, and loving it!

Do you do commissions?

Yes most definitely!  I’m big on doing portraits, but have now branched out into abstracts and seascapes.  If you have an idea of what you’d like me to do,  I’m keen to work together in creating something unique just for you!

Do you have Social Media?

Jolly Gee Willekers,  I sure do!  – Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat , Tumblr, Twitter and Flickr.  Just search @Gasbombgirl – and you’ll find me ready for a good stalk’n!    

2016 – “Show off 12” – City of Cockburn Artists Exhibition

2015 – “Show off 11” – City of Cockburn Artists Exhibition

2014 – “Show Off 10 – City of Cockburn Artists Exhibition

2013 –”Show Off 9”  – City of Cockburn Artists Exhibition

2012 – “Show Off 8”,  City of Cockburn Artists Exhibition

2012 – Perth Illustrators Group exhibition – Themed – “Bestiolas” , Little Creatures, Fremantle2011 – “Feast your Eyes”, Fremantle Arts Centre Theme: City Scapes – Live artist for the evening
2011 – “Future Imperfect”, Swancon/Natcon, Hyatt Regency, Perth, Western Australia
2011 – “Show Off 7”, City of Cockburn Artists Exhibition
2010 – “Show Off 6”, City of Cockburn Artists Exhibition
2010 – “Little Creatures RSPCA Exhibition, Fremantle, Western Australia
2010 – “Artzplace” Exhibition, Memorial Hall, Hamilton Hill, Western Australia
2009 – “Show Off 5”, City of Cockburn Artists Exhibition
2008 – “Show Off 4”, City of Cockburn Artists Exhibition
2008 –  “Clothespeg Exhibition 2”, Lala Orange, Perth, Australia
2007 – “Show Off 3”, City of Cockburn Artists Exhibition
2007 – “Clothespeg Exhibition” The Cracked Gallery, Behind The Monkey, Highgate, Western Australia

 

Book Illustrations / Public Commissions:

2010 – “Bush Christmas” – selected by Avant Cards as Christmas theme Post card

2010  – Road side Christmas Banner for City of Cockburn, size: 1.5  x 2.9 metres – “Bush Christmas”, North Lake Rd, Bibra Lake – view banner

2010 – Illustration/painting of Characters for book “Fury” by Shirley Marr

2001 – Illustrations for “Debt Buster” by Margaret Bertling

1998 – Illustrations for “The Budget Club” by Margaret Bertling

 

Collections:

City of Cockburn Art Collection, Western Australia

Press:

2010 – Cockburn Gazette – “Canvas support bid” –  25/5/10 – View Article
2012 – Cockburn Gazette – “Paintings that are such a Gas” – 1 May 2012 – View Article
2012 – Cockburn Gazette – “Drawn to Winter”- dated 26 June 2012 – View Article 

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