Cowboy Shakey Live Art

A cowboy painted live at a Perth Fremantle Music Event in the J-Shed over a three hours. Get in touch so I can paint at your next event!

Channel 7: Today Tonight: Perth's "Shakey Jakey"

Channel Seven's Today Tonight story, aired April 25 2017

Channel 7: Today Tonight: Perth's "Shakey Jakey" - Jacob Butler has lived with constant tremors his whole life.  When he picked up a paint brush, nobody expected the extraordinary creations that would follow.


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White peacock painting at the Muscular Dystrophy WA Gala

I Had an amazing night at Muscular Dystrophy WA’s very first Gala in celebration of their 50th anniversary. It was an honour to paint at the event to help raise much needed funds to enrich the lives of Western Australians living with muscular dystrophy and neuromuscular conditions.
I painted a White Peacock. The bird possesses a genetic mutation that stunts its ability to produce the captivating colours the peacock is renowned for.
The bird's genetic flaw is the very reason for it’s striking beauty.

Video by Oliver Oldroyd of Rolling Stills

Live art at the wedding of Annabel and Robbie Gray

I Kicked off 2017 with my 'live wedding art' debut at the amazing wedding of Annabel and Robbie Gray. 
I photographed one of the highlights of the wedding and painted all throughout the reception. A lovely couple and venue at the Stones of the Yarra Valley in Melbourne. Check out Rolling Stills for photography and film of the wedding. Contact if you would like me to paint at your wedding!


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The Great white Shark

Partnered up with Oli Oldroyd from Rolling Stills for this one!

"For as long as I can remember I've had a fascination with the ocean and everything thats in it. I think this facination was triggered when I was given a Shark book as a birthday present for my sixth birthday.

Earlier this year I was lucky enough fulfil a life long ambition and get up close with some Great Whites.

I recently showed some of the stills I shot from the cage to my good friend and artist 'Shakey' Jakey. It turned out he shared the same facination of the ultimate apex predator (he was given the same book when he was a kid).

I was honoured when he said he wanted to recreate one of my stills as largest canvas for his upcoming exhibition 'Quest'.

Here's a short video of how he did it.


On the 14th of December my fiancé Ange and i are joining creative forces and having our first exhibition together. There will be art, photography and everything in between.

The exhibition is based on our trips up north and all the little gems we discovered across WA.
We often take these trips for granted, so we've made it our mission to bring others on new adventures too, starting with the artists of the Art Without Barriers Program.

Share at will, so we can see all of your faces at the exhibition!

Please RSVP here if you wish to come along and check it out

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Shakey's Story

Winner of the MyFreoStory 2016 film competition

This is the story of local Freo artist Jacob Butler, AKA SHAKEY. It showcases the experiences he's had in Fremantle that have taken him on a lifechanging journey. It's this journey that's inspired him to follow his heart and make a career in creating his own artwork. Produced, Directed and shot by: Oliver Oldroyd and Stevie James Smith

Shakey 6PR Radio interview

For those who missed out on my interview on 6PR involving a chat about my background, my shakes and my nomination for the Disability Support Awards

Winner - Shakeys Story by Oliver Oldroyd and Stevie James Smith | #MyFreoStory Entry

Shakey's Story

North Cott SLSC Awards night, surf boat timelapse painting 2016
Red dog painting timelapse

Red Dog painting at the State Theatre of WA during a private concert of Mark Seymour and James Reyne.

HEART KIDS GALA White Peacock painting timelapse
The Old Boy Cafe
North Cott SLSC Awards night, surf boat timelapse painting 2016
Ro and Evan wedding in New Zealand

I travelled all the way to New Zealand to paint at Ro and Evan's wedding and cant wait to go back!