Bishop Marine Art launches new website

Bill Bishop has been a professional artist since 1981 when he started to paint full time in watercolours; in 1985 on the advice of Bertram Newbury from the Parker Gallery in London, he started painting in oils. His first oil commission followed shortly after and came from the Royal Naval Museum in Portsmouth for a depiction of Windy Corner at the Battle of Jutland in 1914. This led to a further commission from the Mary Rose Trust for two paintings.

Bill’s speciality is marine art and his gallery of paintings is varied, with collectors all over the world having bought his exquisite work. The subjects vary from ‘The Battle of Trafalgar 21st October 1805 around 2.30pm’, to the famous RNLI Christmas card (Lifeboat Rescue circa 1900), and ’15 Metres off Cowes before 1914’. Other interests include classic sports cars, rowing at the Henley Royal Regatta and more contemporary subjects such as ‘Windsurfers on the Winner Bank’ and even a ‘Regatta Briefing in Grenada’. More recently he has painted commissioned works for classic yachts at regattas worldwide.

His discriminating work is carefully researched in minute detail for historic precision, sail panels and colours, deck layout and even crew kit.

Titles of his work also include:

The Battle of Quiberon Bay, 1759
Ranger and Endeavour II in Block Island Sound c.1937
HMS Andromeda in Ice in South Georgia, 1983
The 50 footers, Block Island Race Week, 1998
America’s Cup Jubilee Regatta, 2001
America’s Cup Jubilee Regatta 2001, Shenandoah & Mariette of 1915, 2003

Further information on Bill Bishop’s work and how to commission a painting, please visit the new website at:

A selection of Bill Bishop’s limited edition prints are also available from the J Class Art Website:



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