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Downtown Forestville

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Recent Paintings

August 21—September 27, 2009

The Quicksilver Mine Co. presents a one-man exhibition of recent paintings by northern California artist Don Bishop beginning August 21st.

"Hotel Mac," by da bishop
"Hotel Mac,"
Acrylic on panel, 36" X 48", 2009

D A Bishop paints the landscape with a deft hand, using abstraction, painterly brushwork, and color contrast to communicate the role of the land in American psychology and identity. Capturing images of rolling hills, towers, gas pumps, water tanks and roadside buildings, he records a landscape imbedded in common memory, a lay of the land shaped and changed by human interaction.

Born in rural Virginia, Bishop has lived in many places along the eastern seaboard before moving to the West Coast. Primarily self taught, he discovered after a brief period at the Atlanta School of Art that life experience was more exciting than a structured art education. Working as a billboard painter, a graphic artist for a theater company, and itinerant limner, he now lives and paints in Sonoma County, California.

"WKRL," by d a  bishop
"WRKL," acrylic on panel, 21" X 66", 2008

Bishop is also represented regionally by the John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis; and locally by Quercia Gallery in Duncans Mills.

"Derrick," by d a  bishop
"Derrick," acrylic on panel, 35" X 53", 2007


Gallery View of d a  bishop Show
Gallery View of the d a bishop Show


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An artist reception for Don Bishop will be held on Saturday, August 22 from 4—6pm; the exhibition continues through September 27th.

"Self Portrait," by d a  bishop
"Self Portrait"


"Red Barn," by d a  bishop
"Red Barn," acrylic on panel, 35" X 53", 2009


"Anacotes Drive-In," by d a  bishop
"Anacortes Drive-In,"
acrylic on panel, 24" X 36", 2008


2004 Exhibition at Quicksilver