From the Glaswegian shipyards in the 1960s to the world stage, Sir Billy Connolly's creative journey has traversed the arts. Originally finding fame as a folk singer and comedian, Billy gained a Scottish BAFTA award in 2012 for his contribution to film and television, and received a knighthood in 2017.
His debut visual art collection, Born On A Rainy Day, was launched in 2012 and soon won critical acclaim, with Billy’s style being likened to the cave paintings of the Aurignacian period. The spark of inspiration originated whilst Billy was touring around Canada in 2007, when the wet weather limited his exploration of Montreal. Buying felt-tip pens and a sketchbook from local art shop, Billy began to sketch figures which transformed into this spectacularly eccentric collection.
December 2018 was a busy month for Billy. Not only did he appear on the BBC’s The One Show to talk about his new book, Made in Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country, and feature in the documentary Billy Connolly: Made in Scotland, he delighted guests at our Glasgow gallery with a surprise appearance at the VIP launch of the third instalment from Born On A Rainy Day.
Speaking on his work, Billy says: “Art, for me, bears no relation to comedy or music. My art is pure and unjudged: I am creating it for myself.”
As the popularity and demand for these humorous giclées increases, our publishers Washington Green have revalued the Born On A Rainy Day collections from both 2012 and 2013. Subsequently, the recommended prices of these pieces will be increased to represent that which could be achieved on the secondary market.
Here at Castle we offer a very exciting opportunity to give your home the perfect art refresh. We’re pleased to offer a trade-in service against this collection at current prices. By returning your current piece to us, you can trade this in for up to 50% payment towards your next piece.
Artwork traded in can be used towards 50% of a new purchase of artwork. Example: trade in piece for £1,000 towards a new purchase of £2,000 or more, subject to availability. Castle Fine Art reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss your options with an art consultant.
16/11/2018Entertainment legend Billy Connolly stopped by our Glasgow gallery to launch the third instalment of his sell-out collection, Born On A Rainy Day.
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