Silja "Billy Boy" - Tatoo apprentice
Silja, called Billy Boy by her family, is originally from the Faroe Islands, but spend 13 of her first years in Denmark, where apart from always drawing in school hours, participated in horseback riding, gymnastics, scouts, piano, bowling, and ballet, where she danced for the Queen.
When she turned 13, she moved back to the Faroe Islands to a little village where there weren’t a whole lot of things to do, so she spends all her free time drawing and improve her art.
In 2013, when Silja was just 20, she decided to move again, this time she moved to England to get herself an education. She studied Fine Arts at Cambridge School of Art, where she received an honour degree in 2016.
Today Silja works as a professional artist on the Faroe Islands, where she participates in several exhibitions a year. All in all, she's been in approx. 25 exhibitions, where 5 of those have been her own solo exhibitions. In 2021 her art became part of the Bank Nordics art collection.
Silja has also several times illustrated for children's books, as she loves working with children, she has worked in nurseries and kindergartens on the Faroe Islands, and pre-schools and Kids Clubs in England.