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Billy Connolly Unveils Debut Art Collection: Born on a Rainy Day

PUBLISHED: 09:22 17 April 2012 | UPDATED: 22:03 21 February 2013

Billy Connolly is well known as a comedian, musician, presenter and actor. But now he has decided to turn his hand to something very different. 2012 sees the launch of his first art collection, Born on a Rainy Day.


Billy Connolly is well known as a comedian, musician, presenter and actor. But now he has decided to turn his hand to something very different. 2012 sees the launch of his first art collection, Born on a Rainy Day.


In 2007, on a dull, cold and rainy day in Montreal, Connolly came across an art shop, which was where he was very first inspired to create his own work. Several hours later, back in his hotel room, he began to sketch desert islands. At every opportunity since, he has sketched and drawn characters from his imagination. In 2010, he began to create the Born on a Rainy Day collection, which is being launched to the world on 14th March 2012, at the Halcyon Gallery, London.

This is his first published art collection, and the first time it has been seen in public. It will be launched around the country in Castle Art Galleries and some other smaller independent galleries from the 17th/ 18th of March.

Billy Connolly is well known as a comedian, musician, presenter and actor. But now he has decided to turn his hand to something very different. 2012 sees the launch of his first art collection, Born on a Rainy Day.

In 2007, on a dull, cold and rainy day in Montreal, Connolly came across an art shop, which was where he was very first inspired to create his own work. Several hours later, back in his hotel room, he began to sketch desert islands. At every opportunity since, he has sketched and drawn characters from his imagination. In 2010, he began to create the Born on a Rainy Day collection, which is being launched to the world on 14th March 2012, at the Halcyon Gallery, London.

This is his first published art collection, and the first time it has been seen in public. It will be launched around the country in Castle Art Galleries and some other smaller independent galleries from the 17th/ 18th of March.

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