My father, Tony Bishop, has been painting since he was a little boy. His paintings have brought me so much joy my whole life. I believe he has a talent you simply cannot learn. He has the ability as a natural cartoonist and caricature artist to create heavenly, whimsical scenes derived entirely from his imagination.
He has always loved the illustrations of Beatrix Potter, and coupled with his long life on the land, living in a house surrounded by a huge, glorious country garden full of its own delights….. his paintings take on a magical feel of their own as you escape into the scenes he has created. These watercolour paintings are like ‘Hens Teeth’ as it’s very hard to get him out of the paddock and into the studio!