Australian artist Dionne Chambers works under the artist name TomboyBill, after earning the nickname ‘Billy the Kid’ as a child.
An art journey that began as an illustrator (training under the guidance of Warren Crossett - Doug Moran Prize, 2015) the artist spent two decades in Naarm/Melbourne working in the commercial art/design/publishing industry, eventually taking a giant leap of faith to explore the uneasy, introspective life of a fine artist.
TomboyBill’s artwork is often described as ‘raw’ ‘bold’ and ‘gritty’ and a passion for repurposing waste materials and found objects flow through all current works, in both painting and digital form. The artist’s vision - to create unique, thought-provoking and powerful works.
'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