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Live Painting in Fremantle – 3 Nov 2018

What a huge day!

We spent 3 hours painting our little butts off ! Kate Martin, Olivia Robinson and I teamed up to create 3 individual pieces of art for the Fremantle Instameet event, organised by Marc from Infreo and Shevy from Workshop Freo.  

It was also in conjunction with the Freo Festival Kraken event and Blazing Swan. There were so many people wandering around, with all sorts of get-ups on, it was very cool!

After 3 hours of painting in the sun and wind, I was pretty much smashed ! It was a very rewarding day, and I’d totally do it again!

Here’s some images from the day to browse. (thank you if you came to say hello!)

Live painting on 3 November in Fremantle!

Save the date! Saturday the 3rd of November 2018  is the day to be “In Freo” – where I’ll be painting LIVE!

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As part of the Fremantle Festival 2018, Blazing Swan are once again firing up Kraken: Come to the Fires, a festival of fun, frivolity and flames. The event culminates in a gigantic bonfire at Bather’s Beach at sunset, and features markets, food trucks, music, activities and entertainment throughout the day… and well into the night. 

As part of the event, you are invited to the inaugural In Freo Instameet hosted by Workshop Freo. Join us in the Bather’s Beach Arts Precinct from 3.30- 5.30pm for nibbles and networking amongst fellow local businesses, artists and community members PLUS live art, photo comp The Norfolk Pines Band and more!

Local artists Sandy Gaskett, Liv Robinson and Kate Martin are generously donating their time and talent and will be live painting for charity. Their completed works, as well as works by Steve Br0wne and Art by Destroy will be auctioned to raise funds for their preferred charities.

For more information, updates, art auction bidding and special announcements, follow me on  Instagram – Gasbombgirlart or Facebook – or follow  “Workshop Freo” and “In Freo” also on Facebook and Instagram. 

Hope to see you there! 

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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Show off 13

Show off 13

This year’s City of Cockburn local artists exhibition “Show Off” – was again a really great night!  So lucky to be involved with this each year.  

I went with 3 cute paintings of some pretty little girls… my favourite subjects!  And they ALL sold within the first hour!  I was pretty stoked to say the least!

Check out all pretty girls out below 🙂

Acrylic on canvas – “The flowerstarter”


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Acrylic on canvas – “chastity rose”


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Oils on canvas  – “The cat lady”


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Mini surf paintings for a mini give away!

Mini surf paintings for a mini give away!

I have begun a new series of miniature wave / beach paintings for an exciting give away!

With the first done as a warm up birthday gift for a friend, it was perfect to get me in the mood for the others!  I should have the 4 mini paintings completed in about a months, all ready for a fun give away on my Facebook and Instagram.

Stay tuned for more info and updates on the latest editions to this series of four paintings.  

Here’s what I’ve completed so far – ideas for titles are welcome!

 The first image is the  birthday gift,  just to warm things up!  ” Stormy bay”


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Still a little more to go with this one, mid-way progress shot and a more abstract feel.


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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!!

Beautiful Baby Bump

Beautiful Baby Bump

Hi Friends!

It has been a busy couple of months.  With a wonderful holiday to the United States and Canada in September, I then came back to a couple of commissions to start cracking on!

The first one kept me very busy with a request for a pencil drawing of a lovely friend who just happens to have the most amazing fit body for a pregnant lady, asked me to sketch her with baby bump included.

She works very very hard at keeping her body looking so sleek, but of course competing in a beauty pageant whilst pregnant probably was a good reason to keep on top of it all.

Her drawing came out a treat, and she loves it. Whew!  I combined a very detailed pencil drawing with some loose watercolour paint patterns around her.

For a friend.


Back in full swing!

Back in full swing!

After a small hiatus of mucking about with the new art name (Violet and Darby) – I’ve decided to start investing more time into this site with my normal nuttier drawings, keeping V&D open for my softer stylings.

The catalyst was a social media workshop completed, and they’ve suggested it’s quite okay to do both, keeping my brand separate for each.  We shall see how it goes, because having two art sites and posting to both different artworks,  kind of does my head in!!    Stay tuned, for more fun, as we’ll ride this painted pony all the way to her rainbow stables!

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!

Holidays equals doodles!

Holidays equals doodles!

So I’ve had a few lovely escapes from the “Rat Race”, and when ever I go on road trips or generally just get away – the doodles ensue!

The October holiday was a long road trip to Uluru, (sometimes referred to as “Ayres Rock”).  It was a long 3 week driving journey right through the middle of Australia…. hot with a billion (no exaggeration) files… but amazing scenery.  Uluru is so amazing,  I was blown away by its majestic beauty and sheer magnitude.

I dropped some little pieces of art off into the places I stayed, so hopefully whoever found the pieces enjoyed the freebies.  Just little doodles though, nothing super amazing. hehe

I left the following two in different hotel rooms for whoever to find and the rest are just extra’s completed on the trip.

More later about my other trips along with photos of the sketching!

Another art drop at Hyden #hyden #waverock #artdrop #art #comic #pulp #pencil #portrait #artwork #doodle #drawing #sketch #onesketchaday #journal
These others are just general one’s created on the journey.


Lil Firestarter #doodle #sketching #sketch #onesketchaday #journal #pencil #portrait #illustration #comic #cartoon #draw #artworkTrixie loulou bell #art #drawing #doodles #sketch #onesketchaday #journal #illustration #lowbrow #journal #pencil #troublemaker
Devil chicky #art #onesketchaday #journal #illustration #comic #cartoon #draw #artwork #doodle #sketching #ideas #drawingWondering if I should colour this one in our not. #doodle #sketching #sketch #onesketchaday #journal #illustration #lowbrow #journal #pencil #art #drawing

Some amazing sights on our trip. I love road trips for just this kind of deal!

A #banksy in the Aussie outback. Slightly sceptical! #southaustralia #grafitti #afterhumans

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It’s better in real life #Uluru #australia #northernterritory #aryesrock

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