John Bishop Fine Art
Silver Street Studios
My art attempts to connect, to bind disparate elements together into new vocabularies, new stories, that are both fresh and archetypal at the same time. I paint, photograph, and write about what I feel, not so much what I see. Don't look to my art for history, but rather for a glimpse into my own emotion, my own symbols, my own stories. Hopefully, you will recognize your story there too, and my art can become your art as well.
I was born in Houston, but have spent much of my life traveling. I graduated from St. Thomas University in Houston, did graduate work at the University of Houston, and obtained my Master’s degree from the University of Texas. I have been involved in photography, creative writing and fine art since college, though I spent 30 years working as a librarian in Texas, New Mexico, California, Romania, The Emirates, New Zealand, and Russia. I returned to Houston in 2016 to help out with my aging parents, and my husband and I now work full-time on our creative business in fine art, video and commercial photography. Since then, I have returned to my passion for creative writing and painting.