Billy Hassell is active/lives in Texas. Billy Hassell is known for whimsical creature paintings-abstract patterns, birds, lithographs.
Biography Billy Hassell
An oil painter whose work reflects his fascination with nature's color,
patterns, play of light, and active, unrestrained creatures, Billy
Hassell is especially focused on birds. Often he showcases his
main subject boldly against busy backdrop patterns of nature. Of
this isolating technique, he says that it strips "the animal of its
natural environment, in the process heightening its dignity and
beauty. The paintings demand that we look---really look---at the
individual elements of nature."
Hassell grew up in Dallas, Texas, in a family where he was the youngest
of four children and the father was an accountant and the mother a
school secretary. As a child, he was fascinated by artwork
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