“He has painted over 2,500 works and is a published novelist and poet. Billy Childish is creativity personified.”
Billy Childish has the punk teenage heart of a fifty-year old. He spurns professionalism by embracing amateurism. The choice to remain amateur gives his creative life clear and simple meaning. Rather than focusing on a quota, he focuses on creativity itself. And created he has, as a prolific painter, poet, novelist, photographer, filmmaker and musician. Here’s an older, but no less interesting, article on how he does it.