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"Don Bishop: Northwest Landscapes"
2007-01-01 until 2007-01-31
Lawrence Gallery Sheridan
USA United States of America
Lawrence Gallery will feature work by Pacific Northwest artist Don Bishop during the month of January at the gallery's Sheridan location on Highway 18, midway between McMinnville and Sheridan. A show opening reception, open to the public, will be held Sunday, January 7, from 2 to 4 PM. Heavily influenced by the Early California Plein Air Impressionist style,
Don Bishop intuitively paints the beauty of the Northwest landscape. Bishop
views his work as a continual growth process, steering him to take a fresh
approach towards a traditional artistic style.
As Don Bischop's work evolves, Bishop
identifies a strong influence from the tonalist, impressionist, and Hudson
River School of thought. His work is described as a soothing dance between
romanticism and the impressionist movement.
Don Bishop has been painting in the Northwest for many years, and enjoys
creating paintings with magical scenery and light that makes this such a
beautiful area. Spring and summer months often find Bishop painting outside
in the plein air style, while the winter months bring mostly studio work.
The majority of Bishop's work is in oils, but he also paint in acrylics
from time to time.
Bishop's roots in painting are influenced by the Early California Plein Air
Impressionist style. Originally from Southern California, he 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 Bishop's style.
Other painting influences include the tonalist style and the Hudson River
School. He especially enjoys the work of George Innes, Franz Bischoff,
William Wendt, and Maurice Braun.
As his work evolves, he sees his paintings becoming a hybrid of the
tonalist, impressionist, and Hudson River School influences. His artistic
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
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