When Billie was younger she used to rush home from school and turn on her favourite cartoons. She would get out her pad and pencil and draw her favourite characters.
Billy enrolled in the Certificate of Art and Creativity Programme at The Learning Connexion in 2013. Two years on, she is now at the end of the Diploma of Art and Creativity (Honours) Programme.
“It was exactly what I needed, where I wanted to be and what I wanted to be doing with my life.”
Billie’s latest mural project is funded by Creative Communities and is inspired by her love of cartoons and character design. It can be seen gracing the Melling Skate Park in Lower Hutt.
"I had an urge to change my life and I followed that urge. I am embracing who I am and what I have always wanted to be."
If you would like to find out more about studying at The Learning Connexion you can request a prospectus or call us on 0800 ART POWER.
You can see more of Billie's work on Instagram @blackbunniesbarbie or artist facebook page BBB
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