Featured in July – Reflections on Water by Nancy Richards West

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There is no better month than July to show the work of Nancy Richards West whose local seascapes and imagery say “Eastern Shore summer.” Nancy, a long time resident of Chincoteague, grew up in Western Pennsylvania in a creative family with art always a part of her life. Her passion for drawing and painting is reflected in her figurative work, wildlife art and plein air landscapes. In this show, Reflections on Water, Nancy has one of the largest paintings she has completed in her studio. Big Wave (36’x48′) is an amazing example of how Nancy “reads” the motion and energy of the breaking surf. Also included in the show are Sumi-e paintings which are done in the traditional Chinese brush stroke technique. Check Nancy West for Nancy’s background and artist statement.


August Artist-in-Residence – C. Keith Whitelock

vlcsnap-98939 Come visit with Keith Whitelock and observe him working on his latest watercolor or oil. Whitelock is drawn to Eastern Shore landscapes and maritime images. His paintings capture derelict buildings and watermen at work with amazing detail and he is a great teacher as shown by this link.


Opening Reception for Kathy Daywalt

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Come meet Kathy Daywalt, our featured artist for July. The show features figurative compositions in various watercolor media.

Figurative Compositions by Kathy Daywalt

Daywalt_I Wonder24x38$1950During July Bishop’s Stock will feature the work of Kathy Daywalt who is a working artist with 40 years of successful experience in a variety of mediums. She has shown work with us over the past several years but this month we will focus on her interest in figures and beautifully patterned compositions. Daywalt works with bold color using various watermedia. She lives in Annapolis and is a Signature Member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society with representation by galleries in Maryland, Delaware, North Carolina, New Mexico and California.

Watercolors by Nancy Mysak and C. Keith Whitelock Featured in June

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In June Bishop’s Stock will offer work by two noted area watercolorists, Nancy Mysak and C. Keith Whitelock. Both Mysak and Whitelock are natives of the Eastern Shore. They attribute their love of local landscapes as inspiration for their paintings. The love of the area and their technical skills have received recognition from their peers. Mysak is a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society. Whitelock was named a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists.

The exciting aspect of this show is the diversity in their painting styles and their range of skills as watercolorists. Viewers will gain an appreciation for a rapidly disappearing lifestyle by the fine details in Whitelock’s realistic images of working boats, small villages and derelict structures. Similarly,Mysak’s work with vibrant color and light tells a story. She sees her paintings as a means of journaling her feelings and experiences as an essential and joyous part of her life.

Small Paintings by Gallery Artists & Watercolors by C. Keith Whitelock Featured in June

small painting of girls on the beach by Lynne LockhartAcrylic landscape of tree line by Barbara Mowerysmall painting of shell fragment by Nancy Westsmall abstract painting by Deborah Roligwatercolor of old boat by C. Keith Whitelock

Small Paintings by Gallery Artists & Watercolors by C. Keith Whitelock


During June Bishop’s Stock will have two features – small paintings by a group of our artists and watercolors by C. Keith Whitelock. Showing small paintings are Deborah Rolig, Barbara Mowery, Lynne Lockhart and Nancy West. Their work includes Deborah’s expressive figures, Barbara’s simple landscapes, Lynne’s girls on the beach and Nancy’s wildlife pastels. Our other feature introduces Keith Whitelock to the gallery. Keith is well-known in the region for his paintings of working boats, bay side marshes and waterfowl. He is a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists and his work has been featured in publications throughout the area. We are very pleased to welcome Keith to Bishop’s Stock.

Winter Abstracts 2014


acrylic on canvas by Anne HollandAcrylic by John ClearyMixed Media painting by Kathy Daywalt












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, Kathy Daywalt, Diane Hurwitz-Specht, Angela Herbert-Hodges, Barbara Hager, Bobbi Shulman, Ann Crain, Terry Cullen, John Cleary, Scot Dolby. Maurice Spector, and Maurice Sevigny. In the show are work on paper, mixed media and gallery wrapped canvases. Most of the work is non-objective. The show will run through March 4.

Studio Sweep Sale Continues

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Studio Sweep Sale


The 5th Annual Studio Sweep Sale set a new record in December but there are still great paintings and other artwork available through January. This is the perfect time of year to stop by and browse. This is a great time to add to your collection or to buy gifts for others. Artwork makes great wedding and graduation gifts!



Studio Sweep Sale

Display of sale paintings

                   5th Annual Studio Sweep Sale

Each December Bishop’s Stock’s artists clean out their studios to offer art lovers a chance to add to their collections or find the perfect gift at great savings. For the artists this gives a chance to sell older work, the last of a series or paintings that just need to go! For those who appreciate local talent this means a great selection of oils, acrylics, watercolors and pastels. Most work is unframed but there is a small selection of paintings ready to hang plus frames to purchase. This year ceramics and jewelry are included. The sale continues through December and January so there is plenty of time to leisurely search for that perfect find. During this time newer work by gallery artists is also displayed but not at reduced prices.







New Work by Angela Herbert-Hodges Featured in October

Watercolor of 3 women by Angela Herbert-Hodgescollage by Angela Herbert-Hodgeswatercolor of an elephant by Angela Herbert-Hodges






New Work by Angela-Herbert-Hodges

Angela Herbert-Hodges works in watercolor and mixed media with a range of subjects from personal interaction to things encountered in everyday life. She does representational as well as abstract paintings which appear to evolve as she creates them.  This show includes larger “conversational” pieces as well as small mixed media collages illustrating the varied ways she mixes watercolor, gouache, and found objects. Her work shows a full range of her use of texture, color and mixed media. On October 19 & 20 Angela will teach a 2-day workshop on collage while she is Bishop’s Stock’s October Artist-in-Residence.