B I L L I E   W E B S T E R

I L L U S T R A T I O N  &  D E S I G N

about

a b o u t

H E L L O

 

I'm an illustrator and designer from London, UK. I use traditional graphite drawing skills combined with digital software knowledge to create work for commercial use and personal practise.

In addition to illustration, I currently work as a social media manager in the music industry.  

 

 

E X H I B I T I O N S

 

 

 

2018, From Beneath The Veil: Dark Art & Craft Show - Brooklyn, USA

 

 

2017, Filler DIY - Milan, Italy

 

 

2017, Death Becomes You: A Visual Tribute to Sunn O))) -  Massachusetts, USA

 

 

2016, Midnite Communion IV Group Show - Los Angeles, USA

 

 

2016, Mantle Pieces Group Show - Leeds, UK

 

 

2016, Cult Visions Exhibition/Book Launch - London, UK

 

 

2016, BA (Hons) Illustration & Visual Media Final Degree Show - UAL, UK

 

 

2016, Blurring the Boundaries - UAL, UK

 

 

2012, Saatchi Gallery Art Prize - London, UK

P U B L I C A T I O N S

 

 

 

 

Tome III, Darkadya Books

 

 

Excavate, Out of Step Books

 

 

Black & White Vol. 1, Out of Step Books

 

 

Feathers of Inspiration, Out of Step Books

 

 

Vol. 2, Grim Ripper Zine

 

 

 

Cvlt Nation Bizarre

 

 

Below Shop

 

 

Bizarre Bazaar

D I S T R I B U T I O N  

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I N S P I R A T I O N

 

My work is influenced by human anatomy, medical specimens, natural history museums, botanical illustration, entomology and a whole host of other weird and wonderful things. All of these inspirations come together to form my surreal

dark art illustrations. Much of what I depict is pulled from phenomena that already exists within the natural and scientific world, but I use creative licence to

imagine almost-real curiosities of my own.

 

‘Memento Mori’ is a phrase I find myself drawn to time and time again, and

this motto informs all of my work to some degree. Latin for ‘Remember You Will Die’, ‘Memento Mori’ initially suggests a morbid, death focused outlook on life.

However, I see ‘Memento Mori’ as inherently positive, especially in combination with the similar phrase ‘Memento Vivere’, ‘Remember To Live’. In essence; I surround myself with death to remind myself to live.

 

 

E D U C A T I O N

 

I graduated from the University of the Arts London with first class honours in Illustration & Visual Media (BA Hons.) in 2016. It was here that I started to realise that a university courses often lack the other kinds of education that artists need, such as business advice, marketing promotion and wellbeing. Advising up and coming artists is a passion of mine as much as making work is. My mission is to spread knowledge openly and to lend a helping hand to other creatives as much as I can.