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Yellow Jacket, by Billy Seccombe, Oil on Panel, 29x43
Solo Exhibition
November 20 - December 6, 2013
Opening Reception
Thursday, November 21, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Meet the Artist @ Opening Reception
Artist Talk and Intro @ 7:30pm

Dacia Gallery proudly presents “Looking In” a Solo Exhibition by Billy Seccombe. By taking a unique approach to oil painting in an academic manner 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 thatconvey 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.


Billy Seccombe was born and raised in Rochester, NY. In 1996 he 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.  His style reflects a blending of these traditional methods. His work combines academic realism with a combination of patterning, textures, and a hint of playful theatrics by utilizing vibrant colors and costuming.  Seccombe's work as a painter has been hung in various galleries across the United States and has been recognized with multiple awards and honors. William Seccombe is a member of the renowned Portrait Society of America and the Salmagundi Club in New York City. He currently resides in Metuchen, NJ with his wife and son.

Seccombe in the Studio
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