Billy Childish art: work by a rock art polymath

Are you familiar with Billy Childish art? I’m glad that I’ve stumbled upon it.

Billy Childish art: painting

Billy Childish art: Girl in Snow with Tree © Billy Childish 2014. Available from Lilford Gallery.

More than a few rock musicians double up as talented painters or photographers. Exploring their work is part of the raison d’être of Rock Art Editions.

But no other rock musician that I know of can match the creative breadth of polymath Billy Childish. A musician with an impressive back catalogue, Childish is also an author, poet, photographer, publisher, record label, film-maker… and painter.

I came across art by Billy Childish on Saturday on the stand of Lilford Gallery (Canterbury) at the impressive Affordable Art Fair in London’s Battersea Park.

Among many thousands of images from 115 galleries on view at the Fair, Billy Childish art caught my eye. It had an immediate emotional impact: it demanded engagement.

Billy Childish’s art is the work of a prolific creative talent: his work deserves your scrutiny.

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