Photo collage watercolours by Vera Billing

Coming from northern Sweden, I now live in neighbor country Denmark, in my self-made small studio in the countryside. My devotion to nature and plants is reflected in my art. I love watercolour – it is challengeing, difficult and offers infinite variations and possibilites!

I enjoy seeing and showing the beauty of the small and insignificant, how time passes through the seasons and also how time puts its print on the human made, on buildings and things. I met watercolour in late 80’s, but have painted with intensity and focus only since 2014 and am self-taught. Observation skill is just as important as learning the craft of painting and that has been a lifelong training. My passion, curiosity and determination has made my artwork develop quickly into my own style that I call ‘Poetic realism’.

In my life I have also been working as archaeologist, therapist, organic farmer, writer/journalist/editor and more. I have also had an art gallery/shop/café for a short time. I am also mother of two creative sons.

Being handicrafty, I experiment with making my own watercolour paints from mineral pigments and also plant pigments. I also try out coating paintings with wax, to be able to frame without glass and also sometimes make frames of leftover wood from when I built my studio.

You can read more about watercolour and my materials here!

Vera Billing portrait photo
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I am Group leader/Coordinator for Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland for the yearly international watercolour exhibition/congress in Fabriano, Italy.


  • IWS Pakistan int. juried show, Hyderabadh.
  • Sydjysk Kunstforening, juried Danish exhibition 4 works.
  •  Fabriano 2018 juried show.


  • IWS Albania int. juried show, Tirana.
  •  Arcitect office Sweco, Kolding Denmark.
  •  Galleri Vilan, Froevi Sweden.
  •  Bovbjerg fyr, mixed arts gallery in a lighthouse, Jutland Denmark.
  •  IWS Slovakia int. juried show, Bratislava.


  • Café Hoejbyhus, Odense.
  • Nordic Watercolour, juried membership triennal for NAS, Hilleroed Denmark.
  • Juried show Vadehavets censurerede udstilling, mixed arts, Skaerbaek Denmark.


Vera Billing portrait photo
FabrianoinAcquarello 2018 poster Nordic Countries
FabrianoinAcquarello 2018 poster Nordic Countries
Art of Watercolour contest 23-2016
Art of Watercolour contest 23-2016
Making plant pigment watercolour
Making plant pigment watercolour