Born Paul William James Beaumont in Elland in Halifax, Yorkshire. Settled in Derbyshire yet schooled in Barnsley, Eastleigh, Southampton & Chesterfield. Present resident of Swindon, Wiltshire.
Started out at the tender age of 6-8 years, replicating favourite cartoon characters of the time, moving onto realist art and a mixture of the two finding a love for design.
Moved to Southampton at 18 years of age achieving high grade qualifications in Fine Art, Graphic Design, Textiles, Ceramics and Photography at Eastleigh Art Foundation College in Hampshire. Being accepted at both Salisbury and Southampton Art Colleges achieving a Fine Art Degree and a National Diploma in Design.
Followed a career in the print trade for over 20 years establishing hands on skills to present day digital skills. Now working as a full time artist diversifying in all aspects of art & design.
Listed in the International Directory of Contemporary Modern Artists. Exhibiting locally at present, yet gaining recognition worldwide with a unique style.
Exhibitions and Work On Display
Artsite, Post Modern Gallery, Swindon, 2010 - 2014.
Swindon Open Studios, Swindon, 2011.
Steam Museum, Swindon, Swindon the Opera, 2012.
Art to Art, Swindon 105.5 fm, Street Art, Theatre Square, 2013.
The Landing Gallery, Arts Centre, Swindon, 2013.
Mural Art, The Victoria Inn, Swindon, 2011 - currently on display.
Music Room, The George Inn, South Cerney, 2012 - currently on display.
The Taste Cafe, Old Town, Swindon, 2011.
Artsite, Post Modern Gallery, Theatre Square, Swindon. A full exhibition of work November 2013.
The Old Chicken Shed Studio, March 2014 - currently on display.
Swindon Town Central Library, March 2014.
Swindon Open Studios Sept 6/7th -13/14th 2014. http://swindonopenstudios.yolasite.com/
BBC Programme, 'Your Home in Their Hands' Sept-Oct 2014. http://youtu.be/2F4FGkpOocg
USA based Art Bulletin Board Magazine, http://theartbulletinboardmagazine.com/billybeaumont/#page/1
Swindon Town Central Library, March 2015