Terry Bailey | A.E. Backus | William Bishop | Robert Bolster | Elizabeth Brandon | A.T. Bricher | James Buttersworth | Ralph Cahoon | Alex Callaway | Laura Cooper
Todd M. Casey | Shane Michael Couch | Roy Cross | Mark Daly | William R. Davis | Donald Demers | Marina Dieul | Stuart Dunkel | Jack Gray | Emile Gruppe
Tanya Harsch | Antonio Jacobsen | Dusan Kadlec | Michael Keane | David Lazarro | Richard Loud | Charles Robert Patterson | Vladimir Pavlosky
Len Pearce | Sergio Roffo | Jack Saylor | Frank Vining Smith | John Stobart | Joseph Sulkowski | Peter Wademan | Jeff Weaver



 
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William Bishop
There have been many influences for Bill’s work from his early childhood to the present day. He grew up in Portsmouth on the south coast of England and his early years were spent rowing and sailing a clinker dinghy and cruising in his Father's various wooden sailing boats. In those days, he sketched the ships he saw around him, especially to while-away the time when passage making - later turning some of these sketches into detailed models. It was whilst looking for models in Maritime Museums that he first got interested in marine paintings. Son of a World War II fighter pilot, Bill was named after one of his Father's heroes, the First World War Canadian fighter ace, William Avery (Billy) Bishop. His parents lived next door to the daughter of the great marine artist W.L. Wyllie (1851-1931), who encouraged him, even presenting him with about fifty of W.L.'s old brushes, which Bill still keeps.

Constitution vs Guerierre 19th August 1812
Constitution vs Guerierre 19th August 1812
oil, 12x8, with frame 15x11
signed lower right

Constitution vs. Gueirerre




William Bishop - America's Cup 1937 J-Boats Ranger Vs Endeavor

America's Cup 1937 J-Boats Ranger Vs Endeavor
oil, 24x36, with frame 34x50
signed lower right

Constitution vs. Gueirerre


     

Rainbow, Lionheart,Velsheda, and Ranger J Class Regatta 2012

Rainbow, Lionheart,Velsheda, and
Ranger J Class Regatta 2012

oil, 26x42, framed 33x50
signed lower right


Depicting all four yachts from the J Class Solent
Regatta 2012 short tacking as they beat to the West towards the up-wind "gate". Velsheda has managed to
catch the other J's on starboard. This has forced
Lionheart to start tacking and Rainbow will have to
follow. Ranger will be able to hold her course and duck
Velsheda's stern.


Rainbow, Lionheart,Velsheda, and Ranger J Class Regatta 2012


   






 
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