image, “through the mist” and tree on the Heath' - painted en plein air at Studland Heath Jan 2017


Stephen Bishop is a passionate artist who has been living and painting in Dorset since 1989.  His works have been collected by Royal Academician Sir Anthony Caro OBE and distinguished painter Lady Sheila Girling as well as the BBC Antiques Roadshow presenter Paul Atterbury and PJ Harvey.


Eype Centre for the Arts, ''Touching Light'' 2017
Eype Centre for the Arts, ''Arrival' 2016
Lighthouse Poole Centre for the Arts (2016)
Portholes, Brownsea Island, Courtesy of the National Trust 2015
Lighthouse Poole Centre for the Arts (2014)
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth (2013)
Eype Centre for the Arts, Bridport (2004, 2006, then every year from 2008 - 2017)
Oxford Art Week, Bartlemas Chapel, Oxford (2011 - 2012)   
Artwave West, Morcombelake, Dorset (2011)   
Arthouse Gallery, Bournemouth (2011)
Chapel Row Gallery, Bath (2009)
Highgate Gallery, Highgate, London (2009, 2012)
Solo Show Bridport Arts Centre (1991, 2007)  

Awards and Competitions

Poole Open 2014 - National Trust Brownsea Island Exhibition Prize (2014)
Bath Prize (Highly Commended), Bath (2010, 2011)   
The Guardian - London Lives competition Bankside Gallery (2010, 2011)   
Royal Society of Oil Painters Mall Galleries, London (2003)    
Laing Sea/Landscape Open Mall Galleries, London (2001, 2002)    
Laing Sea/Landscape Open Guildhall, Winchester (1992, 1995)
BP Open Portrait Competition National Portrait Gallery (1994)
Winsor & Newton Young Artist Award Finalist,
Mall Galleries, London (1993)
Royal Society of Oil Painters Mall Galleries, London (1993)    

Current Galleries

CÔRTE-REAL ART GALLERY, Algarve, Portugal.

ARTSalon, Bath & Marlborough.

Summer Exhibitions at Artwave West, Dorset.

Contact the artist for enquiries about representing Stephen Bishop in the UK and Internationally.


PJ Harvey, the English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, and composer, is a new collector of paintings by Stephen Bishop.

3 recent paintings are featured in the
Summer Exhibition at Artwave West, Dorset. One painting sold on the Private View day.

Sheila Girling Exhibition at Lighthouse
Curated by Stephen Bishop

I should paint my own places best; painting is but another word for feeling. 
John Constable