Chickasaw contemporary abstract artist, Billy Hensley, paints unusual and fascinating linear and abstract work. Standing on the foundation of the rich history his ancestors provided, his goal is to be part of a movement to help current Chickasaw artists gain a foothold in the global art community. He experiments with new techniques and incorporates his native culture in his paintings bringing history and tradition to the present. His paintings are also about letting his feelings come out rather than making statements. In addition to acrylic painting, Billy also works in mixed media.
Billy has participated in numerous art shows and festivals and recently showed his work in the Virtual Southeastern Art Show and Market (SEASAM) and in the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) virtual market.
Read more about Billy, shop his original works of art, as well as prints, clothing and accessories at BillyHensley.com.
The First American virtual art show and market will feature an artist competition and is open to artists from federally recognized tribes. The deadline for competition entries is May 7, 2021. Space is limited so artists are encouraged to apply early.