Feeling lonely after becoming widowed, Violet decided to buy some paints and canvas and try painting. Soon discovering a new-found passion, she enrolled at Subiaco TAFE and completed three years with watercolour. Violet then joined the West Australian Society of Arts, working with oils, pastels and inks. Violet has held four exhibitions of her own and been in many others, collecting 15 High Commendations. Violet now paints cards and each one is original, not printed. She loves it.