Glynn Bishop

The Art


  • Pencil 
  • Ink
  • Oil
  • Acrylic
  • Chalk Pastel 
  • Watercolour
  • Sculpture (stone, steel, wood & clay)

Approach / Inspiration

I am inspired by whatever I see that has natural history. The watercolours of Beatrix Potter when she studied mushrooms and nature, Muriel Foster’s watercolours of her fishing trips and hand tied trout flies, and Albrecht Dürer’s plant paintings are just some artists that come to mind. 


I have drawn all my life from a very early age. I began painting with oils in 1975. In 1977 I was hired by B.C. Ministry of Forests, Research Branch to illustrate plants for field guides using ink on photographic paper, ecosystem profiles in graphic form, and maps. I returned home in 1980 and continued working in oils. I painted acrylic murals and faux finishes for 12 years and moved on to chalk pastel in 2005. I spent several years participating in the Arts and Culture Centre life drawing group. before changing to watercolour, which I still continue to learn. I have carved stone and wood, sculpted clay mushrooms, and made wooden toys and furniture. Along with my creative pursuits, I have worked as a painter/plasterer for more than 40 years.

Exhibitions / Awards 

  • Rooted in Art’ BASNL, MUN Botanical Garden
  • ‘Wildflower Wonders’, BASNL, MUNBG
  • ‘Pick Your Poison’, BASNL, Hallowe’en MUNBG
  • ‘Evil Plants’, BASNL, Hallowe’en MUNBG
  • Murray’s Café, BASNL (2)
  • ‘Altered Slates’ – Eastern Edge Fundraiser
  • The Wilds Golf Resort – Wilds Art Collective
  • Arts & Letters Awards, Government of Newfoundland & Labrador – Honourable Mention (limestone carving).
  • Life Drawing exhibit , LSPU Hall, St. John’s NL
  • Eastern Edge Art Marathon, St. John’s NL


  • Spring Buds, BASNL
  • Sketching in the Field, BASNL
  • Common Lichens, BASNL
  • Hosted – Mushrooms 101 by Dr. F. Murrin

Workshops Given

  • Mushroom in watercolour – BASNL
  • Introduction to watercolours –(yearly) Foray NL 2011-2023
  • Mushrooms in Watercolour – International Zoom Presentation, Foray NL
  • Paint a Pitcher Plant – The Rooms
  • Paint and Chat Art Sessions – BASNL ( ongoing bi-weekly)

Workshops Attended

  • Botanical Art Watercolour – S. Doherty, D. Sutherland

Contributed Art Work

  • Omphalina – Foray NL Online Publications (ongoing)
  • Foray NL T-Shirt Logo


  • FORAY Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland & Labrador