Melbourne artist and painter, Dionne Chambers grew up
in a small town in country Victoria, Australia.
With a love of all things boyish she earned the nickname
‘Billy the Kid’ from her father, now signing her artwork TomboyBill.
Training as an illustrator under the guidance of Warren Crossett
(Doug Moran Prize, 2015), she found work in the commercial art industry,
later working as a designer for a major publishing house.
With a yearning for the more traditional art never quite leaving her
and inspired by art hero, Jean-Michel Basquiat
she decided to pick up the brushes and explore her true passion.
'TomboyBill's artwork has large, expressive heads that seem to be between human and animal -
perhaps a statement of existence.'
- Helen Brack -
(Catty Bird Man exhibition)