Billie Waters


Born at Richmond, Surrey and studied art at Heatherly's, and at Chelsea School of Art and Grosvenor School.


Billie Waters spent five years at Newlyn from 1926 - 1931 where she studied under Ernest Procter and Harold Harvey.  She worked under Proctor as an apprentice and probably learnt from him a great deal about technique.


She began exhibiting  at the Royal Academy  in 1928, showing there annually thereafter, also exhibiting at the Royal Institute, the New English Art Club and the National. 


In 1931, although she continued to visit Cornwall regularly, she gave up her Newlyn Studio and returned to London, holding her first one-man exhibition at the Leicester Galleries in 1933.  She travelled frequently to France, Spain and Italy.