Don Bishop

Don Bishop

Portland, OR, United States

About Don Bishop

Hi! I'm Don Bishop, an impressionist painter living in Portland, Oregon.
I have been painting in the Northwest for many years, and enjoy painting the magical scenery and light that makes this such a beautiful area. Spring and summer months often find me painting outside in the plein air style often with my paint pals, while the winter months bring mostly studio work. For me, painting is a continual growth process which usually involves creating several paintings at a time. I work in oils and acrylics too.

Oh, also my work has won numerous awards and has been purchased by art collectors worldwide. Thanks for your interest! Don B : )


California State University, Long Beach
Bachelor of Arts, 1982

Orange Coast College
Associate of Arts, 1979


Awards And Past Exhibitions

Willamette Valley Lavender Plein Air 2017
Honorable Mention

Artist Choice Award
& Honorable Mention
Washington County Plein Air 2016

Sponsors Award
Lake Oswego Festival Of The Arts Chronicle Plein Air 2014

Best Of Show
Umpqua Plein Air 2014

Third Place Award
Yamhill Lavender Festival 2013

First Place Award
Hillsboro Plein Air 2013
First Place Award, Best Cityscape

Lake Oswego Festival Of The Arts 2011
Blue Ribbon Award

Best Of Show
Lake Oswego Festival Of The Arts 2010

First Place Award
Yamhill Lavender Festival Paint Out 2010


Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2017
Plein air exhibit
Maryhill Museum of Art, Oregon

Don Bishop new works
Solo show 2017
Art Elements Gallery
Newberg, Oregon

Willamette Valley Lavender Plein Air 2017
Chehalem Cultural Center

Art On The Boulevard - Vancouver Washington
Ten Year Anniversary Group Show
April 2016

New works by Don Bishop
Dates: Feb 27, 2015 - March 22, 2015
Art Elements Gallery, Newberg Oregon

Big 500
People's Art Gallery
Dec 13, 2015
Portland, Oregon

Umpqua Plein Air 2014
Dates: Sept. 13, 2014 - Sept. 28, 2014
Umpqua Plein Air 2014, Roseburg OR, USA

Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2014
Dates: Sept. 6, 2014 - Sept. 28, 2014
Pacific Northwest Plein Air 2014, Hood River OR, USA

2014 Plein Air, A Chronicle of Lake Owsego
Dates: May 10, 2014 - June 22, 2014
Lake Owsego Arts Council plein air paint out.
30 artists painting plein air at various Lake Oswego locations over two weekends.
Works exhibited at the Chronicle show during the Lake Oswego Arts Festival in June.