Tony Bishop

Tony Bishop - The Artist

Biography (+)

Tony Bishop was born in St Helens, Merseyside, England in 1959. He works in mixed med, which idividually consists of different types of metals, woods, and any found or reclaimed materials he can get his hands on.

He will use them on either canvas or timber and then use this as a base to create his paintings, generally using acrylics, oils or gloss to add tone and colour and retain a nice amount of soul to the pieces. The methods he uses gives his work a unique, contemporary and modern feel with an abstract, urban edge which combined with today’s minimalistic living designs work perfectly giving a gritty and striking visual finish to either a residential, recreational, or commercial developments.

Tony believes that in one way or another we should all learn to create. Let it be music, sculpture, a song – anything! In his case, a work of art. He believes it's a perfect way to express yourself and let your feelings be known.

He thinks by using your own unique imagination and creativity it gives beauty or a feeling of well being. That can be a very powerful and rewarding experience which can enrich our lives for the better. Expressing yourself in a form of creativity also helps with a number of general lifestyle issues that can ultimately be released onto a blank canvas of whatever art form you take pleasure in doing. This is an important thing to channel over the course of your life, and what better way than in the form of art?

Everyone wants to understand the art. Why don't you try and understand the songs of a bird and why do you love the night, the flowers, everything around us without trying to understand it? But when it comes to a painting, people think they have to understand it.

Pablo Picasso

Art with no mystery is nothing, its just decoration, hand made art created from the mind, is a thing of unique beauty.

Tony is currently an artist in residence at Carmel college.

Portfolio (-) (+)

L'Absinthe
L'Absinthe
Mersey View - A Young Lennon
Mersey View - A Young Lennon
Liverpool
Liverpool
Father and Son
Father and Son
Right On
Right On
Manmade Icon
Manmade Icon
Metal Guru
Metal Guru
Tokaloshi Men
Tokaloshi Men
Gothic Horror
Gothic Horror
Technological Breakthrough
Technological Breakthrough
Falling
Falling
Winter Joy
Winter Joy
Sardinas
Sardinas
Fear
Fear
Another Day At The Office
Another Day At The Office
Drifting In And Out of Consciousness
Drifting In And Out of Consciousness
Joy of Summer
Joy of Summer
Working Together
Working Together
Floating
Floating
Northern Soul
Northern Soul
Unnatural Causes
Unnatural Causes
Greetings
Greetings
Escapysm
Escapysm
Man
Man
Hell's Angel
Hell's Angel
Natural Crucifiction
Natural Crucifiction
Lite Makers
Lite Makers
Psycho
Psycho
Lucidity
Lucidity
Rosalie
Rosalie
Still Life
Still Life
Trascend
Trascend
Winter
Winter
Artist & Canvas
Artist & Canvas
Aztech
Aztech
Been There, Seen That, Got The T-Shirt
Been There, Seen That, Got The T-Shirt
City At Dawn
City At Dawn
Cyclone
Cyclone
Ghost
Ghost
Insomnia
Insomnia
Mechanical Air
Mechanical Air
Peace & Love
Peace & Love
Race
Race
Sin
Sin
Stormy Seas
Stormy Seas
Venice
Venice
Voodoo Wonderland
Voodoo Wonderland
Widsom, A Smiling Jesus
Widsom, A Smiling Jesus
Working Glass Town
Working Glass Town
Wrecked
Wrecked
Zoot
Zoot
Alter Ego
Alter Ego
Apocalyptic Opiates
Apocolyptic Opiates
Bamboo Trio
Bamboo Trio
New York
New York
Here's Johnny!
Here's Johnny!
Snakeskin
Snakeskin
Winter Woods
Winter Woods
Journey
Journey

Exhibitions, Displays & Awards (-) (+)

Tony Bishop's Exhibitions & Displays
St Helens Visual Artist of The Year 2011

Best of North West Artsts exhibition, Portland Hall, Southport 2011

"Gifted" Art exhibition by award winng artists from around the UK - The Maubrie Gallery, Mansfield, Cheshire 2011

Galleria, Rainhill

Godfrey Pilkington Art Gallery, St Helens

Arena Art Auctions, Liverpool

Atkinson Gallery, Lord Street, Southport

Academy of Arts, Seel Street, Liverpool

Headspace At The Egg, Newington

Red Perilla, Off Penny Lane, Liverpool

The Brindley Open Arts Exhibition - Halton, Cheshire 2011

"Lucidity" - Citadel Arts Centre, solo exhibition 2012

Solo show 2010/11, Aintree N.H.S hospital

The Gallery, Clayton Square, Liverpool

Rennies Art Gallery, Channel 4 BAP

Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, West Lancashire

Parr Street Studios, Liverpool

Level One Gallery, World of Glass

Yecracke, Liverpool

"Red Hut", Ocean Plaza, Southport

"BE ARTISTIC", the Colonades, the Albert Dock, Liverpool

St Helens Visual Artist of The Year 2011

Abstract Award 2009/10 - St Helens Open Arts

Still Life Award 2010 - St Helens Open Arts

Nominated for 'Liverpools art prize 2011'

Contact (-)

Contact Tony Bishop

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Tony Bishop

Abstract art for contemporary minds.