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Paintings on display in Nov/Dec 2017

It is an exciting month ahead, with some new paintings going up at the Gypsy Tapas House restaurant in Fremantle!   Come on down from the 21st November to view, stop by and have a meal and enjoy the ambience.  It’s a fantastic spot for a good night out with friends, live music and fab tapas food!

I’ll have an abundance of paintings hanging there until 19th December about.

If you go in, let me know what you think by leaving a comment!

Meanwhile here’s a few images of what you’ll see!



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Perth RAW – Cusp 2017

Perth RAW – Cusp 2017

Excited to be getting involved in my first Perth RAW event !

When: Thursday – 2nd February 2017
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Rosemount Hotel, 459 Fitzgerald Street North Perth

Tickets are $20  and you need to buy them from my page to support me.

Just visit: http://www.rawartists.org/gasbombgirl – and click the link for tickets!

You have until 29 January to get them, so don’t dilly dally, get them NOW!!!

Hoping to get the quota of 20 peeps to come support, as do all the other artists, makeup artists, photographers, visual performers and much more.  It’s going to be a fantastic evening, so don’t miss out!!

City of Cockburn Show Off 12

City of Cockburn Show Off 12

The recent City of Cockburn Show Off 12 exhibition opened on Friday 8 April and is in full swing until 17 April 2016.

With over 57 local City of Cockburn Artists involved, and 150 different images to view, it’s always a really interesting night to be involved with. It’s a great compilation of local talent here at the City of Cockburn.

As usual a very large crowd gathered for this annual event,  including myself and a few friends. We wandered around with beer and wine in hand, and were stunned by some of the amazing artworks on show.  From photography, sculptures, glassware, and paintings, it really is a broad spectrum of pieces on exhibit

Again I had 3 pictures involved, and I went with my tried and true style of ladies and one beach addition.  I’m stoked to say two have sold at the time of writing this post, which is always a nice feeling to sell one on the night!

Lots of wonderful art to be seen, with some very different pieces this year, instead of the normal landscape, flowers and abstracts.  (yay!)

WHERE:  Memorial Hall,

LOCATION:  Cnr of Carrington St & Rockingham Rds, Hamilton Hill,

WHEN:  Open until 17 April 2016

OPENING TIMES: 10am to 3pm Monday to Sunday.

Here’s some images from the night, and shots of my artworks in the event.

Complicated Thoughts – SOLD

This one sold on the night. Happy dance! #art #painting #perthartist #artwork #art #illustration #portrait

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Rainbow Glare – Still for sale – $300

Hidden Beach – SOLD

Another one sold, yay! #art #painting #perthartist #exhibition #showoff12 #cityofcockburn #oceanart #waves

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Great position of Rainbow Glare in the big sexy round room at Memorial Hall.

My Support Crew are awesome!

Art class – realism

Art class – realism

So decided it was time to head back to the Fremantle Arts Centre, and do an interesting art course.   So with the company of a good friend, we go once a week for the next month or so, to attempt to be taught how to paint realistic styled paintings in OILS!  YES oils!!  I’m going to be giving it a go, and the first week, I wasn’t quite prepared for this medium so completed my first painting in acrylics… which as you can see didn’t turn out too badly.

My keys.


car keys



Here is the following weeks work.. where we need to paint a small item in a gridded up area.. our first victim, a simple chicken egg!

This time I went with Oils, and had tonnes of fun re-familiarising myself with the medium!




Voodoo Vacuum

Voodoo Vacuum
The Voodoo Vacuum
The Voodoo Vacuum

So I’m getting closer to finishing this one.. just a little more to do that will I hope make it really pop.

This will be exhibited and for sale in the coming Cockburn Show Off art exhibit in May 2015.

I’ve also started getting more into gouache, which gives this really great opaque feeling, bright colours all the way too!



“ArtEx Exhibition 2012

“ArtEx Exhibition 2012


I’m quite excited to be involved in this year’s  East Fremantle Primary school’s seventh Biennial Art Exhibition – ArtEx.

I will be submitting 4 older works and one new one, especially created for the event. (image below)

In previous years, this has been a major fundraising event for the school and is a unique exhibition which showcases the artwork of the East Fremantle Primary School students in conjunction with emerging and established artists. It is a professionally run event which aims to benefit the  primary school and the West Australian arts community.

This year the exhibition is being held for the first time in the heritage spaces of  the Fremantle B-Shed, Victoria Quay.

The event is opening on 30th November 2012, and running until 2nd December 2012.

Here’s the new piece, titled “The Novel Writer”

You’ll also see these up on display too!

Still waters
Go Hard or Go Home


Down Town





The Corner Room – exhibit

The Corner Room – exhibit

Well today was a doozy.  I’ve been suffering all week with “Laryngitis” – and I can tell you now, it’s no walk in the park!  I was unable to communicate at all, for the last four days, and attempting to talk was so exhausting, I’d just give up!  Luckily by Wednesday, the day I had to hang up a new installation of art, my voice had finally peeked it’s timid little self back through!

I met up with good friend and amazing artist/photography Cherry, at the cafe where my work is being hung and we worked solidly from 9:30am till 2:30pm!  It was a real slog and I have to thank her for her invaluable help…. that shit is hard work!

At any rate the pieces are up, and we ended our day with a lovely meal to boot.  The cafe is in South Terrace, South Fremantle, called “The Corner Room” –  one of the owners, Nick,  who incidentally used to run “Old Papa’s” in the heart of Fremantle, which in it’s hay day –  probably one of the most iconic and well known cafe’s,  found along the Cafe Strip in Freo.  Unfortunately it’s demise has been in place for sometime and it is sorely missed by anyone who enjoys a decent coffee, cake and some decent art or photography on show.  Luckily for us, Nick has this lovely restaurant/cafe in Freo now humming along nicely and it is definitely a treat to visit with friends for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

So, if you’re in the local area, please pop on down to the Corner Room and take a gander.  You’ll be doing your taste buds a huge favour and I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed in the least!


“Down Town”

Winter Creatures Exhibit

Winter Creatures Exhibit

The opening night by the Perth Illustrators Facebook group’s “Winter Creatures” Exhibition was a resounding success!  With many prints sold and many people streaming in to view all the amazing artworks, I can safely say that it was one of the best organised events we’ve put on yet.

Many thanks to the tireless efforts of Rickson, Curtis,  Rory, Roseline and Julie, you all made it work so smoothly!!

Here’s some photo’s from the event and my pieces below – Also below the newspaper article on the event that was in the Cockburn Gazette… front page thank you very much!! hehe:

Front Page -  Cockburn Gazette
Front Page - Cockburn Gazette