Edwin Bishop: Story teller, boat and snowshoes builder and painter
My name is Edwin Bishop, I was born and raised in Heart’s Delight. I worked and lived in Whitbourne for 35 years. I retired from teaching in 1994 and moved back to live in Heart’s Delight-Islington in 2003. I have always enjoyed working with my hands and have several hobbies, one of my favorites is making traditional snowshoes. I started painting about 2 years ago while I was recovering from hip replacement surgery. My children bought me a Bob Ross painting kit. I really enjoyed that painting and I liked the results.
I have been practicing and experimenting ever since.Almost all of my first paintings were done in oil, however I have done a few lately with acrylic paint. I still practice the Bob Ross wet on wet technique but I try to apply it to scenes from my imagination and my photos. Most of the paintings on my website (boarpointart.ca) have a title and a brief description of why I did that particular scene. I prefer to do scenes that depict something from my past that has a historical theme as well as recall some significance to the way young people used to play and spend their pastime. I hope you enjoy my paintings and feel free to leave a comment, I believe that your remarks whether positive or negative will help me become a better painter.