Billy Connolly It seems strange to think that it was little more than a year ago when we last had the pleasure of hosting Billy at our London and Glasgow galleries in March 2020, when he unveiled his first-ever sculpture, And On Monday, God Made The World . How much has changed, and continues to change, since then. HIS ARTWORK MAY HAVE BEEN ‘BORN ON A RAINY DAY’, BUT SIR BILLY KEEPS LIFE COLOURFUL WITH HIS LATEST COLLECTION
Bursting with more colour than ever before, the six new limited edition giclées, each hand-signed by Billy, are printed on an opulent watercolour paper, highlighting his distinctive bold lines and contemporary style. We asked Billy about the deviation from his more established monochromatic palette, and he told us: “I was looking at the drawings and sometimes they were crying out for colour and I didn’t know why. It was a kind of question. So I put it off for ages and then started to dribble a little colour in. And once you’ve put it in, you’re kind of stuck with it – you have to put other colours in. It ended up different from the way it started out – it had a totally different attitude to it.”
These days, Billy can be found at his beautiful home in the Florida Keys, embracing all that which he loves. Happily for his collectors here at Castle Fine Art, aside from indulging his passion for fishing and spending time with his family, art is a continued joy for our national treasure. Nowhere was this to be seen more plainly than in his latest collection, the seventh instalment from his enduringly popular Born On A Rainy Day series.
Zebra Crossing Double Hit Flatbed Giclée Print on 100% Cotton Aquarelle Arches - Torchon 300gsm | Edition of 295 Image size 77cm x 57cm | Framed Size 85cm x 65cm £1,250 Framed
Brahmarama Llama Double Hit Flatbed Giclée Print on 100% Cotton Aquarelle Arches - Torchon 300gsm | Edition of 295 Image size 77cm x 57cm | Framed Size 85cm x 65cm £1,250 Framed
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