Tulisa Billingslea was exposed to the idea of being an artist in elementary school when she learned her great-grandfather, John Kellenberg, was a professional sculptor. In high school Billingslea first began exploring the restraint of working in black and white. Today it continues as she does a series of works in charcoal enjoying the spontaneity of such a hands-on medium. She also specializes in a Tonalist’s limited palette using glazed acrylics or oils.
Billingslea’s home and studio are in Kingsland, Texas where the Llano River and the Colorado River converge to form Lake LBJ. The rugged terrain and natural beauty of the Highland Lakes Hill Country is a huge factor and inspiration for her work.
Tulisa Billingslea was born in 1964 in Panama City, Florida. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a BFA and has work held in private and public collections in Texas.