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Billy Hassell is a Texas based artist with a focus on nature, conservation and the environment who produces oil paintings, color lithographs and watercolors and exhibits in galleries in Texas, Missouri and Colorado.

Just a little shy of a year ago I had the good fortune of being invited to participate in a retreat at the Earthfire Institute, a wildlife sanctuary and retreat center located in … Read More

Dear Friends,

As the year 2014 draws to a close, it seems appropriate to reflect upon the past year and upon the changes and good things it brought. In many ways, it was a milestone year marked by several notable anniversaries.

My galleries in Fort Worth and Dallas, William Campbell Contemporary Art … Read More

After 25 good years with Meredith Long and Company it was time for a change, and I have joined the William Reaves Art Gallery in Houston.

The Reaves Gallery represents a very small group of Contemporary Texas Regionalist … Read More

Dear Friends,
I have lots of news this month! After 25 good years with Meredith Long and Company it was time for a change, and I have joined the William Reaves Art Gallery … Read More

Hi Everyone,
I’m back from Colorado and working in my studio painting and getting ready for Ephemera, the show I’ll be having at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) here in Fort … Read More

Spending the summer months in Colorado and New Mexico (rather than steamy Texas) is a real luxury. It’s also an inspiration.

In fact, you can expect to see the flora and fauna of beautiful Colorado in my upcoming work!

Currently, I’m north of Steamboat … Read More

“Have you ever found yourself unexpectedly influenced by a moment from your past?”

I think much of our fascination with the natural world begins with experiences we’ve had as children, whether it’s catching your first fish or discovering a snake curled under a woodpile.

It seems to me that this appreciation carries … Read More

In traditional lithography there is a kind of magic when all the elements come together. There is no original image (as many people think or assume there to be) that is reproduced. The image is achieved when all the plates are printed – one on top of the other – and … Read More

An exhibition of Billy Hassell paintings and lithograph prints entitled Illuminating Nature opens at the Tyler Museum of Art in Tyler, Texas on Sunday, December 15th (and closes March 23, 2014).

Those familiar with Hassell’s work will recognize the singular world view he brings to life in scintillating colors.

But in this … Read More

15 years of paintings, works on paper, and painted reliefs
There are two primary meanings for the word Illuminate.

The first, most common use of the verb, means, quite literally, to cast light or shine upon, thereby making (the thing) clearer and easier to understand.

The second, less common use of the word … Read More

At the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Aug. 31 – Dec 8

A selection of my new watercolors, four new color lithographs, and an assortment of small oil paintings will be on exhibit at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of the University of Texas at Austin.

The show, titled … Read More

I am very excited to announce the completion of a mural this past June that is my largest project to date.

After almost two years in progress, the mural, a Texas-style Tree of Life, is 20 times larger than the largest painting I have ever produced.

The mural was designed for the … Read More

A brief history of lithography and its place in contemporary art
The first in an occasional series.

There is a lot of confusion going around today with regard to what we call prints in the art market.

I would like to offer a little insight into one printing process, lithography, that has been around … Read More