I am an outsider artist. I am self taught and use unusual materials in my work such as sheet rock and neon paint . My work is for me a spiritual path as I am now the artist called Billy the Kid Neon/Numen formerly just known simply as Billy the Kid Neon ( hehee). I became an artist when I was “Richard Dreyfussed” ( as in Close Encounters of the Third Kind) at Home Depot. I bought an 8′ x 4′ piece of sheet rock and with a neighbor’s help I set it on two saw horses and in a trance i did my first piece appropriately called “Future Numen.”. This solitary phase in my work culminated in my magnum opus “Yu Must Squeeze” – 7000 c.ft. installation .
Now I employ “fine” artists in my work and I think it is way better – not so rough and more accessible and now for sale and hopefully, placable. Thanks for your kind attention….LUV AND PEACE….BILLY
”I was born in s’Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands in 1954. I have been a lifelong doodler.My work is influenced by children’s toy’s, folk and indigenous art forms. I am an amateur painter and maker of things. But I spend most of my time doing this and I will continue as long as there are new things to discover….I like my works to be joyous, colorful with a kinetic feel. I’ll work with and on anything available, including old wood, cardboard and all kinds of wonderful junk,” writes John van Orsouw.
Outsider Art Magazine Issue two
Hi! My name is Chelsea Chase. I consider myself a fairly new artist, at least with this type of medium, I feel that I have finally found my calling in the art world. I have always been creative and have tried my hand at multiple art forms. I actually had a portrait photography business for 10 years but I could never find a groove or style that really made me genuinely excited about my work. I was recently inspired by my best friend who is a 4th grade teacher who did an art project with her class using torn magazine pages. Through that I have found something that makes me truly unique and creates a richness and depth that really makes my heart happy.
Self taught artist who has been painting for 20 years. Most paintings consist of found objects on wood assemblages. The materials that I use are found pieces that I discover through the city where I live. I have shown in art museums and galleries throughout my career and have artwork scattered throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe.