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Me and Baby Moon Self Portrait :icongypsysnail:gypsysnail 2 0 Walking the Tower of Babel :icongypsysnail:gypsysnail 0 0 Woodville House South Australia :icongypsysnail:gypsysnail 1 0 Harrys Thebarton I :icongypsysnail:gypsysnail 1 0 Astrological Clock :icongypsysnail:gypsysnail 3 2 Taxi and Abandoned Garage II :icongypsysnail:gypsysnail 4 2 Taxi Bug's Christmas I :icongypsysnail:gypsysnail 3 0 Taxi Bug in Cake Shop - Taxi's birthday :icongypsysnail:gypsysnail 2 0 Clarivoyant VW bug - Jennie Bug :icongypsysnail:gypsysnail 5 4 Taxi Bug's Outhouse Drama - Volksys on Camp :icongypsysnail:gypsysnail 1 0 Volkys Playing Cards - Taxi Bug's Outrage! :icongypsysnail:gypsysnail 1 0 Thebarton house 1 :icongypsysnail:gypsysnail 11 2 Thebarton house 3 :icongypsysnail:gypsysnail 8 3 Thebarton house 2 :icongypsysnail:gypsysnail 6 2 Queen of Angels, Thebarton, South Australia :icongypsysnail:gypsysnail 6 3 Dogs Adventure with Taxi Bug :icongypsysnail:gypsysnail 8 13


I like how the mixed medium artwork has been executed to look like a history of items combined with just simple shapes transformed - cl...

A very thoughtful and meaningful photo of a popular yet fairly rare subject (vw beetle). The colour and balance of composition really m...


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Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
I'm a visual artist predominately working with watercolour illustration. I illustrate things such as abandoned and old places, old things/antiques, dogs, vdubs/volkys in human situations having fun or getting themselves in a pickle, places, anything that I or others feel connected to. Sometimes I create pieces for tarot cards and other projects. I am in the midst of creating my first art book titled Roam the Blue Ghost - which is about my watercolour works on old and abandoned places with ghosts. The ghosts are a big part of the artworks as they tell the story of each place. I'm told that I'm a good story teller through my artworks.

I accept commissions of anything that you want - may it be something or a place you love, even a combination of many things you love all illustrated on one large piece, your pets, yourselves, your loved ones, or simply your dreams!

Message me if you would like to request a commission. I don't take requests only commissions. Each commission price depends on the size of the artwork - usually this ranges from 8 x 10 inches to 23 x 33 inches or even bigger on request.

Main website -
Facebook - see my art page at facebook…

Current Residence: Australia
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Medium
Print preference: Any!
Favourite photographers: Eagle, Dayne, Puppy (Jay), Edan Chapman
Favourite style of art: Watercolour, fantasy, illustration,
Operating System: Win 7
Shell of choice: Opal
Wallpaper of choice: Antique
Skin of choice: Olive
Favourite cartoon character: Kermit
Personal Quote: Believe in yourself, you can get far


Me and Baby Moon Self Portrait
Me and the moon when the moon was a baby. There was a huge storm raging outside and baby moon had woken in fright and risen from its cot and illuminated brightly to dim the light from the lightning - much like a baby crying. So I had to get up and nurse the baby moon back to sleep.

Dimensions: 76 x 59 cm

Acrylic, gouache, watercolour, pastel, gold leaf on heavy oil and mixed medium paper
Walking the Tower of Babel
Part of the Wait of the World collection, Babel Tower is a popular piece that has already sold (and yes prints are available from my website (through contact page at the moment until shopfy is installed), particularly limited edition embellished with the gold leaf included, on fine art rag paper), babel tower encompasses all that is about rich and powerful fools who think they are God or that they have the right to reach out to God at the top. The everyday people like Snail, the alien, dogs, cats, the humble robed man and the boat workers stand at the bottom spectating and shaking their heads as they go about their business while the rich powerful fools (recognise some of them?) walk up the tower and as they do, the archangels Nick and Mick come down to tell them off!
Pen, Royal Blue ink, watercolour, gold leaf, soft pastel, colour pencil
February 2016
Woodville House South Australia
In woodville, another historical area of South Australia that is popular and prestige, this house sits in the afternoon sunlight, basking in the rays and mid afternoon shadows surround the area. Almost a nostalgia of past mid-afternoons.
Pen, watercolour and gouache
February 2016
Harrys Thebarton I
Part of the Thebarton series, this house is set in a nice nest of bushes in a prestige area of Adelaide, South Australia. The area, Thebarton is also one of the first settlements in South Australia and holds a history nearly as long as 150 years.
Pen, watercolour, gouache, colour pencil
January 2016
Astrological Clock
This is part of my new collection - Wait of the World which is about the world changes, history and corruption. Astrological Clock represents time, the planets aligned with Earth and the events that go on in the world. The place is set in Prague.
Pen, watercolour, ink, gouache, colour pencil
January 2016
I was working on a tarot card, Five of Cups card as part of a deck collaborated by 77 other artists, and the project is called 78 Tarot. You can see my card at this link Five of Cups Tarot card (don't mind the watermark all over the card as this is only to protect copyrights of my work from theft, the actual card doesn't have the watermark)

Now all the artists have finished their card illustrations/paintings, we are all now live on Kickstarter and my card is in the deck. You can check out the deck and maybe buy a deck by pledging at the $45 (early bird) level or the $60 level that includes extra rewards in the package. I think after the kickstarter campaign ends, the cards would be available for sale through the 78 tarot website hopefully. Come support the project at this link…


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KV-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favs! ;)
gypsysnail Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
You are more than welcome :) :)
o0Amphigory0o Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
Thank you for the fave!
wooden-horse Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
Thanks for adding "Alfred Hitchcock" to your favourites!
wytherwing Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
:) thank you for the :+fav:'s :rose:
Malleni-Stock Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:rose: Hi, thank you for the watch !
It's much appreciated :pat:
JohnPatience Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
Thanks for the fave. have a nice weekend  :)
Spiritofdarkness Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
:hug: BIG thanks for the all the :+fav:S :iconveryexcitedplz:

... and the llama :iconllamajumpplz:

o0Amphigory0o Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
Thank you for the fave!
gypsysnail Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
More than welcome :) :)
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