August Artist-in-Residence – Maurice Sevigny

maurice_pictureMaurice Sevigny – August Artist-in-Residence

Stop by and visit with Maurice Sevigny, our featured artist for August. His show includes colorful paintings and “One of a Kind” jewelry. Also come taste our August wines.


Gallery Artists Featured in March

Pastel painting of sunrise by Stan SperlakOil painting of worksboat by Helene English

Exhibit of Work by Gallery Artists

Once a year Bishop’s Stock likes to focus on the diverse talents of the gallery’s artists. It seemed timely to welcome spring with this show in March. Among the artists showing are John Cleary, Denise Dumont, Scot Dolby, Helene English, Lynne Lockhart, Kirk McBride, Carole Boggemann Pierson, Jim Rehak, Stan Sperlak and Nancy West. This exhibit mixes representational and contemporary work in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor and mixed media. The show opens on March 1 and closes April 2. Left: Sunrise by Stan Sperlak; Right: Workboat by Helene English

Winter Abstracts 2013

Abstract oil painting by Aina Nergaard-Nammacl

Winter Abstracts 2013

Each year Bishop’s Stock welcomes a year of new featured exhibits with an exclusive abstract show. Many of our abstract artists have shown with us each year but we always discover new talent to include in this very energetic, colorful show. Among the artists are Aina Nergaard-Nammack, Anne Holland, Deborah Rolig, Scot Dolby, John Cleary and Maurice Sevigny. New to this show is fiber art by Barbara Warden. Other work includes work on paper, mixed media and gallery wrapped canvases. Most of the work is non-objective. The show will run through February 26.

Artist of the Month Maurice Spector

Painting by Eastern Shore artist Moe Spector of a man under water with colorful fishMaurice Spector

Bishop’s Stock Gallery’s September featured artist is Maurice Spector. A resident of Onancock, Moe paints as well as creates three-dimensional work from observations of the world around him. Over the spring and summer he has spent most of his creative time focusing on painting and wood sculptures. Some of Moe’s most recent painting includes use of watercolor canvas but he is still drawn to ink and watercolor on paper.  It is no surprise to see humor, whimsy and tiny creatures throughout his paintings. Included in the show are small sculptures in wood and a lovely “new lady.”



Artist of the Month Leslie Belloso

A still life painting of flowers by Leslie BellosoLeslie Belloso

Leslie Belloso  was born in the Philippines and moved to Crisfield on Maryland’s Eastern Shore during middle school.  Her aptitude in art, particularly painting and drawing, was evident in high school.  However she put art aside during college to pursue a career in medicine.

It was not until her second year of internal medicine residency in 2001 that she began to take art classes at the Maryland Institute and College of Art in Baltimore.  The classes reawakened her passion for painting.  Since then she has felt a persistent pull to create art.  She has since taken workshops from top artists around the U.S.

However the turning point came in the summer of 2009 when the incredible opportunity arose for her to study with the master painter and brilliant colorist Louis Escobedo in Easton, Maryland.  In the fall of 2009, she decided to take the leap into a career in art.  She has taken time off from her medical career to concentrate on painting (and on her family.)

Currently she paints almost exclusively from life.  She paints still lifes, portraits, figures, and landscapes.  Striving to get the feeling and the gesture of a subject through her brushstrokes and color, she is an abstract artist at heart.

Leslie has made a commitment to art and is beginning to get recognition and awards for her paintings.  Her most recent awards include Honorable Mentions in both “Paint Annapolis”, and “Dueling Brushes” in 2010, as well as “Best In Show” in Easton’s Local Color Competition in July 2011.