• Laura Vautour

THE CLASS OF 2020: Billie Reath-Lang


Billie Reath-Lang

Vancouver Island University

www.billieblueart.weebly.com/

www.instagram.com/billieblueart/


I work in the mediums of watercolour, ink, graphite and oil paint to create representational artwork. Working with these mediums allows me to explore an illustrative style. My subjects include both humans and animals, often isolated in settings that work to communicate a particular narrative. The narratives in my work are influenced by personal musings and feelings as well as learned material from Women and Gender Studies. These narratives often involve juxtaposing historical artworks featuring women with contemporary society, focusing on popular culture and the stereotypes of modern society while commenting on the sexual objectification of women in historical art. I also find the narrative of my artworks while I am in the process of creating them, many revolving around the independence of the figures involved. I prefer to explain the purposes of my artwork, but I also wish to allow the viewer to have their own views and thoughts about what my artwork expresses.


1. Olympia in 2019

Inspired by Edouard Manet's Olympia

Watercolour and Ink on Arches Paper

22x30"

​2019


2. #MonaLisaChallenge

Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa

​Watercolour and Ink on Arches Paper

22x30"

​2019


3. Long Day

Inspired by Edouard Manet's Woman with Fans

​Watercolour, Gouache & Ink on Arches Paper

22x30"

2020


4. Confrontation

Inspired by Artemisia Gentileschi's Susanna and the Elders

Watercolour, Gouache & Ink on Arches Paper

22x30"

​2020


5. Nice Day

​Watercolour, Gouache & Ink on Arches Paper

22x30"

2020


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