Don Bishop is an impressionist painter living in Portland Oregon. Don Bishop's work has won numerous awards and has been purchased by art collectors nationwide. Please contact Don directly for purchasing and gallery info. Thank you for your interest : )
ARTIST OVERVIEW Don Bishop has been painting in the Northwest for many years, and enjoys painting the magical scenery and light that makes this such a beautiful area. Spring and summer months often find him painting outside in the plein air style, while the winter months bring mostly studio work. For Don painting is a continual growth process which usually involves creating several paintings a time. The majority of his work is in oils, but Don also paints in acrylics from time to time.
PAINTING ROOTS AND DIRECTION Don Bishop’s roots in painting are influenced by the Early California Plein Air Impressionist style. Originally from Southern California, Don attended art school at California State University Long Beach, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Art. Seeing many of the Early California Plein Air paintings at various museums and galleries had a major influence on the development of Don’s painting style.
Other painting influences include the tonalist style and the Hudson River School. Don especially enjoys the work of George Innes, Franz Bischoff, William Wendt, and Maurice Braun. As his work evolves, Don sees his paintings becoming a hybrid of the tonalist, impressionist, and Hudson River School influences. Don’s goal is to follow in the footsteps of the early masters, creating paintings that capture the qualities of light and color of the early impressionist movement.
AWARDS AND SHOWS
Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2015 Juried exhibition and paint out, Columbia Center of The Arts
Yamhill Lavender Festival 2015 Lake Oswego Festival Of The Arts 2015 Plein Air & Open Show Honorable Mention
Umpqua Plein Air 2014 Best Of Show
Lake Oswego Festival Of The Arts 2014 Chronicle Plein Air Sponsors Award Hillsboro Plein Air 2013 First Place Award, Best Cityscape
Yamhill Lavender Festival 2013 Third Place Award Lake Oswego Festival Of The Arts 2013 Honorable Mention
Yamhill Lavender Festival Paint Out 2011 Honorable Mention
Lake Oswego Festival Of The Arts 2011 Blue Ribbon Award
Winsor & Newton Painter Award 2011
Lake Oswego Festival Of The Arts 2010 Best Of Show
Lake Oswego Festival Of The Arts 2010 Honorable Mention
Yamhill Lavender Festival Paint Out 2010 First Place Award
Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2010 Juried exhibition and paint out, Columbia Center of The Arts
Lake Oswego Festival Of The Arts 2007 Blue Ribbon Award
Lake Oswego Festival Of The Arts 2007 The Artist’s Vision Juried Show
Oregon Public Broadcasting Television Oregon Art Beat October 2005 (featured artist)
Lake Oswego Festival Of The Arts 2004 Blue Ribbon Award
Oil Painters Of America 2004 Western Regional Juried Exhibit of Traditional Oils