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Adrian Bishop [Biography]

Adrian Bishop

Through Adrian Bishop’s canvasses you can almost feel the wind blowing, the lapping of the waves and the salty perfume of sea spray on the skin. With his intense juxtapositions of colours, unexpected perspectives and dancing compositions, Adrian’s art celebrates the world of sailing and its protagonists. His painting is sherbet for the eyes and rewards active looking. It is an exercise in imagination but grounded in the natural world.

The spirit and honesty of his vibrant, colourful, usually action-orientated marine art reflects both his prodigious artistic skills and his long and successful career racing yachts. With four transatlantic crossings under sail, racing success as skipper in the two handed Shetland Round Britain and Ireland race and numerous wins in the highly competitive IOR, CHS and IRC classes Adrian has developed an impressive sporting record. He has also developed a unique set of skills sailing historic square rigged sailing ships. He completed a six month voyage from Japan to England on the replica of Sir Francis Drake’s galleon the Golden Hinde and was navigator on the reconstruction voyage of the Godspeed galleon, the first colonist ship to America.

His impressive career never veered from his early passions – yacht racing and art. He studied at the Plymouth College of Art for five years for a BA (Hons) in painting drawing and printmaking before managing to get his work banned from college and expelled in the final year due to “artistic differences”.

He was Artist in Residence for the Plymouth Classic yacht Regatta and has exhibited three times at the Rhizome Group shows at the University Cube 3 Gallery and had solo shows at the 102 gallery in Plymouth.

Adrian is a long-time member of the Royal Western Yacht Club and the Royal Fowey Yacht Club and keeps his yacht in the Barbican in Plymouth.

Caribbean Sailing

Acrylic on Canvas

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Acrylic on Canvas

Adrian Bishop

Through Adrian Bishop’s canvasses you can almost feel the wind blowing, the lapping of the waves and the salty perfume of sea spray on the skin. With his intense juxtapositions of colours, unexpected perspectives and dancing compositions, Adrian’s art celebrates the world of sailing and its protagonists. His painting is sherbet for the eyes and rewards active looking. It is an exercise in imagination but grounded in the natural world.

The spirit and honesty of his vibrant, colourful, usually action-orientated marine art reflects both his prodigious artistic skills and his long and successful career racing yachts. With four transatlantic crossings under sail, racing success as skipper in the two handed Shetland Round Britain and Ireland race and numerous wins in the highly competitive IOR, CHS and IRC classes Adrian has developed an impressive sporting record. He has also developed a unique set of skills sailing historic square rigged sailing ships. He completed a six month voyage from Japan to England on the replica of Sir Francis Drake’s galleon the Golden Hinde and was navigator on the reconstruction voyage of the Godspeed galleon, the first colonist ship to America.

His impressive career never veered from his early passions – yacht racing and art. He studied at the Plymouth College of Art for five years for a BA (Hons) in painting drawing and printmaking before managing to get his work banned from college and expelled in the final year due to “artistic differences”.

He was Artist in Residence for the Plymouth Classic yacht Regatta and has exhibited three times at the Rhizome Group shows at the University Cube 3 Gallery and had solo shows at the 102 gallery in Plymouth.

Adrian is a long-time member of the Royal Western Yacht Club and the Royal Fowey Yacht Club and keeps his yacht in the Barbican in Plymouth.

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