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Artist Profile

Billie Willcocks


Born and educated in Highbury, North London.
Spent adult life in Dorset.
Attended Yeovil School of Art and then obtained a Teaching Diploma at Bath Teacher Training College taking Art and Ceramics as main study.

Have shown in many local and National Galleries notably:

The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
The Royal Bath and West Show
The Westminster Gallery, London.
Beaux Arts, Bath.
Studio Gallery, Midhurst.
Sadler’s Street Gallery Wells.
Alpha Gallery, Sherborne.
Pierrepoint Gallery, Bridport.
Gallery On The Square, Poundbury, Dorchester

Winner of the 2005 Bridport Open Prize.
Second Prize, Royal Bath and West Show Art Exhibition 2015

I rarely plan my work, preferring it to develop spontaneously - although I usually have a fair idea of how it needs to take form.
When out sketching, I prefer to use diagrams of shapes and compositions – putting colours and ideas for later work.
My studio is in a beautiful garden, where I am fortunate to have plenty of inspiration and tranquility! I love to work outside especially along the Dorset coastline
It is a constant struggle to achieve something new and exciting and I try to use different techniques and ideas as much as possible to this end.
I work in various media – mixed media and oils are my preferred mediums.
I seem to have a need to paint and can’t wait to start on a new piece.


Burton Bradstock Festival of Art and Music - Art Exhibition from 12 August to 20 August - 10am to 7pm at The Village Hall Burton Bradstock DT6 4QS

Bridport and West Dorset Open Studios Saturday 9 September to Sunday 17 September 2017 - my studio in North Chideock will be open from 10 am to 5 pm daily : tel: 01297 489827 for details.

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