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Billy Seccombe
By taking a unique approach to oil painting in an academic manner Billy Seccombe’s work captures a classical realism with particular attention to rendering the figure. His latest paintings seek a poetic aesthetic and an ethereal quality, which often depicts a figure with decorative elements, text, and thick impasto paint. By letting the paint flow and careful not to overwork the canvas, he creates bold brush strokes that convey a sense of life and energy in his subjects and an intimacy in his models. “My work derives a sense of comfort and of warmth while employing elemental accents such as patterning and props.” A graduate of Syracuse University with a BFA in illustration, Seccombe grew up in Rochester, NY. At a young age he was inspired by Rochester based artist Ramon Santiago, whose theatrical style can at times be seen in Seccombe’s work. “I want to have a dialogue with the audience” says Seccombe of his new work, which invites the viewer in by conveying thought and emotion with a delicate sense of intimacy by looking in.
Seccombe attended Syracuse University and studied illustration under the direction of Bob Dacey.  In 2000 he received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in illustration. Seccombe has also studied academic approaches to painting and drawing at the Art Students League of New York as well as the the New York Academy of Art under the guidance of such names as Nelson Shanks, Sharon Sprung, and Robert Armetta. Seccombe has shown at various galleries across the United States and has been recognized with multiple awards and honors. His most recent works were viewed as part of his solo exhibition titled, Looking In, and were also exhibited as part of the Times Square Art Show. He currently resides in Metuchen, NJ with his wife and son.
For more information regarding Billy's work, please contact us at 917.727.9383 or at info@daciagallery.com All images are copyrighted and may not be reproduced.
 Jenny on Sunday, Oil on Panel, 40x40
Christine's Yellow Jacket, Oil on Panel, 29x43
Gypsy, Oil on Panel, 36x48
Muse, Oil on Panel, Oil on Panel, 31x42
Zhanna's Fur Coat, Oil on Panel, 30x40
Vertical Dream, Oil on Panel, 24x36