Billy Showell PSBA


Billy is an internationally known botanical painter and illustrator based in Tunbridge Wells. Though originally Billy trained in fashion design and illustration, she eventually turned to painting.
Her works are distinguishable by her striking and beautiful compositions.

She has won various botanical awards from the RHS and the SBA and a gold medal from the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society.

Billy’s work is held at Kew Botanic gardens, the Hunt Institute USA, in the Shirley Sherwood collection and many collectors worldwide. Alongside Billy’s painting and illustrating, she is also a prolific teacher, teaching at her studio and regularly across the UK and also America and Australia.

Passionate about sharing her tips and skills , Billy has produced four best-selling books on her painting style. She has also released four DVDs of painting instruction and runs a successful and popular online watercolour website ‘Watercolour Beautiful’.

Billy is the current President of the Society of Botanical Artists.


Contact Details

Email: [email protected]