Wildlife, landscape inspire artist's work

Staff Writer
Modified: July 10, 2011 at 2:32 pm •  Published: July 10, 2011
Drawing inspiration from the natural environment of his five-acre farm on the edge of the city, Kerry Billington takes everyday wildlife and landscape images and interprets them in his own unique way.

An exhibition featuring the Edmond artist is currently on display at the Paseo Art Space, 3022 Paseo. The show will end July 31.

Using exaggerated forms of color and texture, he aims to convey a playful emotion that the viewer is able to both see and experience.

“I try to portray the message of life, like trying to look on the bright side or funny side of things,” he said. “I like it to look animated and fun and to show things that make me smile. I just try to keep it light.”

Jo Wise, executive director of the Paseo Arts Association, took notice of Billington’s use of texture and color and thought his work would be an interesting addition to the Paseo Art Space.

“I really liked his paintings because they’re so vibrant,” Wise said. “He uses a lot of paint on them – they’re really impressionistic-looking.

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