Billy Seccombe

Oil Painting titled "Misfits II" by artist Billy Seccombe

Honesty and confidence. This is what I’ve come to discover is perhaps the most riveting and important factor in deciding a painting’s greatness. That though mastering technical skill in painting is important and should be understood, it is these two elements which forge the connection between an artist and his audience. I believe that if I have been true to myself, I will have been true to my audience. However, it takes searching and a willingness to let go. It is in the spontaneity of a brush stroke, the boldness of a color choice, and moreover the freedom to paint from within that reveals the artist’s true voice.

Jenny_on_Thursday_Night by Billy Seccombe

Jenny on Thursday Night

Great works of art comfort, challenge, or urge the viewer to think. I believe an artist’s role is to teach and to bring to light the essential facts in observation and thus the truth in all things. I strive to depict the perfection of the human figure and the simple beauty that radiates from it. I am determined to convey a sense of life and energy in my subjects and thus an intimacy in my models.

Billy creating the oil painting Misfits II.

Misfits II

It is a journey of exploration of my environment and the human experience. My work derives a sense of comfort and of warmth while employing elemental accents such as patterning and props. I strive to offer a glimpse into the world as I see it. I believe that through this approach I will have achieved a universal sensibility that can be translated across time and cultures and from this I will find success.

Oil Painting Silvie by artist Billy Seccombe

Silvie

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