Billy Connolly CBE Commission 




Billy Connely Sculpture

Billy Connolly CBE

Medium Bronze (edition of 9)
Size 15" (38cm)


Modelled in the dressing rooms of the Theatre Royal, Bath over 4 consecutive evenings and subsequently over 5 months in sculptor's studio.

1st edition purchased by John Reid Enterprises and 2nd owned by Billy.

Billy Connolly, known for his long, messy hair, ‘goatee’ beard and lots of bad language in his stand-up show, was born and brought up in Glasgow, Scotland. 

He left school to work in the shipyards where he became a welder. He developed an interest in folk music, eventually becoming an accomplished banjo player and a member of the band ‘Humblebums’ with Gerry Rafferty (later of ‘Baker Street’ fame). The jokes he told between songs eventually took over his act and he became a full-time comedian. He is by some considerable margin UK’s top comedian.

Interesting Links

Billy Connolly’s website
Billy Connolly quotes
"The Big Yin put me at ease right from the start. His eccentric and insightful chatter was far too interesting, which made concentrating on the work at hand all the more difficult."   Luke Shepherd

Gallery of Portraits

Gallery of drawings

I uphold traditional values in art.

I work with minute modifications until both client and myself are fully satisfied with the finished clay.  Only then do I proceed with the casting.

I employ a fine balance of strong draftsmanship, sensitive observation and overall an immense enjoyment of being with people.

I set my goals high and strive for perfection.

Luke Shepherd

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