Billy-Jack Miiligan was born and raised in Hamilton Ontario and currently works at Arcelor Mittal as a millwright. He always had a natural gift of drawing, but in 2009 he wanted to try his hands at painting. Raising a family, working fulltime and building an art career has been a challenging balancing act so Milligan feels the need to involve his children in every aspect of his art. He paints his small pieces on his lunch breaks at work and devotes a minimum of one day a week to his larger pieces at home. His mother gave him his first Bateman book when he was 15 and has always been avid fan of the crocodile hunter’s ability to entertain children while educating them about wildlife. Every painting is an experience of its own. Both in terms of the natural world and within the art process itself. He strives to convey both these aspects to his viewers. Using Acrylic paints on masonite he layers paint to create a mood and feeling. He changes his mind often while painting but will not stop until he achieves his vision”.
The subject matter is usually nature based and the ideas are from his experiences he enjoys with his family, that he wants to share with others. “Both art and nature teaches many values and lessons for both the young and old and sharing what I learn on this journey is expressed through my work”.
Up coming Shows and Events
Society of Animal Artists "Art and the Animal" with "Cypress Skies"
Sept 18-Dec 31 2011
Buckhorn Fine Art Festival
Preview Night Friday August 17th
Show Aug 18-19
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October 19-21 2012
Reception October 19th
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