Artist Billy Showell, is based in Tunbridge Wells, and graduated from St Martins School of Art with a degree in fashion design and illustration but later changed direction to pursue a career in painting, illustration and tuition.
Watercolour has been a passion of Billy’s for some years now, she fell into botanical painting by chance but has since written 3 best selling hardback ‘how to’ books, ‘Watercolour Flower Portraits’, ‘Watercolour Fruit and Vegetable Portraits‘ and ‘The A-Z of flower portraits‘ and another book on the way all published by Search Press.
Billy is a member of the Society of Botanical artists, the SBA, and has won several CBM awards (certificates of botanical merits). She also has work held in the Kew archives and those of the Hunt Institute in America. Billy has been teaching botanical painting since she began painting watercolour and has a passion for sharing all that she has learnt, all her tips and skills.
As a contemporary botanical artist Billy has a reputation for her unusual and creative compositions for example her hearts, shoes and necklaces, as well as her unique take on traditional arrangements that challenge the norm. Great designers such as Charles Rene Mackintosh, Alphonse Mucha and sculptor Alberto Giacometti inspire Billy together with elements from her own background in fashion design and illustration. Billy endeavours to create stylish and beautifully balanced compositions of flowers, fruits or vegetables.
If you would like to contact Billy Showell and learn some more about her fantastic work and products visit – www.billyshowell.com