Billy Showell is an internationally known botanical painter, illustrator, and tutor and is based in Kent in the UK. Originally Billy trained in fashion design and illustration, she quickly turned to her first love, painting and illustration. Her works are distinguishable by her striking, fluid and sometimes unusual compositions; she has won various botanical awards, an RHS SGM, 7 SBA Certificates of Botanical Merit and a gold medal from the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society as well as many awards for 'People's Choice'.
Showell's work is held at Kew Botanic Gardens, the Hunt Institute USA and one in the Shirley Sherwood collection; her work is also held in many private collectors worldwide. She has also created over 100 species illustrations for the International Fragrance Federation and has painted many illustrations for commercial food companies.