All Artists | Born 1956 | Dallas, Texas
Billy Hassell received his art degrees from the University of Notre Dame and University of Massachusetts before returning to his native Texas. When he began his painting career, he painted all kinds of animals. But for many years, birds have been his primary subject. He is inspired by many of the patterns that exist directly in nature, such as the flight patterns of birds, as well as by domestic interpretations of natural patterns, such as Victorian-era wallpaper.