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In 2010 Bill had to have the tendon in his (painting) shoulder re-attached, which meant he was unable to paint for nine months. So he organized a successful one-man exhibition during April 2011 in the Ox-Market Centre of Arts in Chichester, West Sussex. This included original oils and water colours, together with preparatory charcoal drawings for larger oils and fine art prints, totaling over seventy pictures!

Recent works from the easel of marine artist Bill Bishop
Mariella and Lone Fox racing in Antigua Classic Regatta

Oil on canvas 20"x36".Signed and dated.

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Male Lion, Botswana

Oil on canvas 20" x 26"

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2 J's Spinnaker 2012
Rainbow & Ranger Running - J Class Solent Regatta 2012

Oil on canvas 20" x 30"

During the J Class Solent Regatta in 2012 this shows Rainbow and Ranger running down the West Solent with the Island shore in the background. It shows great quarter waves and light through the spinnakers.

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Starboard
The J Class Short Tacking - J Class Solent Regatta 2012

Oil on canvas 26" x 42"

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.

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In 2012 to 2014 he completed several major marine commissions but also went to Africa (Botswana & Zambia) to gather material for some African wildlife paintings (see the 'Wildlife section of the 'Gallery') Partly due to the recession in America in 2014 Quester Gallery closed.

Bill was fortunate to get his paintings on show there back to the UK. In 2014 he also met Kevin Thomas of Thomas Fine Art who agreed to help market his work and then was very honoured to be introduced, together with his wife Helen, to HRH. Princess Anne at the Fishmonger's Hall in the City of London. For the last few years he has donated images of his work to the Shipwrecked Mariners and Fishermans Royal Benevolent Society of which HRH is the Patron.

He is currently working on a 36" x 60" oil of the 19 Metre yachts racing c.1913, a 26" x 42" oil of Hippos in the Luangwa River as an evening thunderstorm builds up and a 20" x 30" oil of the winning Alfa leading the 1930 Grand Prix in the snow in Sweden! Together with one or two other ideas!