Billy Showell PPSBA



Billy is an internationally known botanical painter and illustrator based in Kent in the UK. Though originally trained in fashion design and illustration, Billy eventually turned to oil and then watercolour painting.

Her works are distinguishable by her striking and beautiful and sometimes unusual 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 and outside the UK including America and Australia.

Passionate about sharing her tips and skills, Billy has produced four best-selling books on her painting style, she also runs a successful and popular online watercolour website and art store
New works and a blog can be found at

Billy is a past President of the Society of Botanical Artists.

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