ABOUT THE ARTIST

Diann Lewis-Bishop, internationally recognized artist, was born in West Virginia and is now a resident of Maryville, Tennessee. Her work encompasses various media and myriad subjects. Bishop’s murals, paintings, graphite drawings, and mixed media are viewable in private homes, public buildings, hotels, and churches in various states. Over the years she has melded her art works with her strong teaching skills and has won awards and honors.
Within much of her work, there is a story, whether obvious or hidden. When viewers stand before it, they will find much to conjure with. Her colors, when painting historical or religious murals, evoke the era they are depicting. In portraits, she captures the spirit of the person within, as well as their likeness. Her work makes you want to stop, look, and listen to the voices of the artworks.
As a 21st century artist, Bishop brings the discipline and vision of the Old Masters to her work with modern day paint and ideas. Her strong work ethic learned in West Virginia serves her well in depicting the past, the present, and the future in her art.
To help others capture the joy of art, Bishop also conducts workshops and classes for adults and children at Fine Arts Blount, in Maryville, Tennessee, and also at Oak Ridge Art Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Bishop has developed a program based on American folklore for use with youth art workshops, camps, and classes.
The program introduces folklore, journaling, printmaking, and clay and is a creative collaboration of students and teacher. The students journal their version of the tale and then develop their words into visual stories using painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, and clay as their media. The end results show how a character and story can change by layering ideas, textures, shapes, and time.

EDUCATION

University of Miami, Florida
The Art Center College of Design of California, Los Angeles
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, MI

WORKS

EXHIBITED (Partial Listing)

The Jack Richeson 75 International
Landscape, Seascape, & Architectural 2009
Richeson School of Art & Gallery
Kimberly, WI
The Arts & Culture Alliance National Juried Exhibition 2009
Knoxville, TN
Customs House Museum
Third Biennial National National Arts & Crafts Juried Exhibition
Clarksville, TN
Contemporary Artists Exhibit
Andrews Art Museum
Andrews, NC
Featured Artist in Art News Magazine, June 2009
Sponsored by Andrews Art Museum, Andrews, NC
Oak Ridge Art Center
Thirty-nineth Annual Open Show, Oak Ridge, TN
Honorable Mention
Airport Exhibit; conjunction with Arts & Alliance &
McGhee Tyson Airport Authority, Maryville, TN
Sacred Symbols
Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, TN
Women’s Work: Lifelines
Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, TN

SELECTED

COMMISSIONS,

AWARDS & HONORS

Church of God Mission, Bancroft, WV
Created a 6' x 35' interpretation of the birth and crucifixion of Christ.
Interposed the use of art history (14th and 15th century architecture)
Interpretations executed in a contemporary direction.
Steubenville City of Murals Project, Steubenville, OH
Completed on prepared block a 63' x 34' public art piece depicting the history of Steubenville’s first two hospitals.
Murals for the Greenbriar Hotel, White Sulphur Springs, WV
Conceived and executed concept of Garden Café
created two panels 15' x 9' for open café area in shopping wing
Murals for city of Hurricane, Hurricane, WV
Created a 16' x 24' historical outdoor mural
Metamorphosis of a cell - West Virginia Arts and Humanities permanent collection tour throughout West Virginia, wood-cut
Featured Review on nine pieces of painting and graphics in Les Editions De LaRevue Moderne, January issue, 1974, 14 Due Del’ Armoriqu, Paris, France
George D. Conte Purchase Award
“Mozart’s Signature” Triptych 72 x 40, Westmoreland, Nationals, Greenburg, PA
Award of Distinction
“Mozart’s Signature” Triptych 72 x 40, Westmoreland, Nationals, Greenburg, PA

COMMISSIONS &

PERMANENT

COLLECTIONS

Ann and Mark Howard, Maryville, TN

Rudy & Joan Damm, Maryville, TN

Mr. & Mrs. Cunningham, Maryville, TN

Callie Robbins, Maryville, TN

City of Steubenville, OH

George D. Conte, Pittsburgh, PA

Greenbriar Hotel, Lewisburg, WV

Mr. & Mrs. David Turner, Hurricane, WV

Mr. & Mrs. Chris Dominik, Hurricane, WV

Mr. & Mrs. Vince Cornell, Hurricane, WV

Barthelmess Family, Hurricane, WV

Academic Boosters, Hurricane, WV

Steven Hodges, Sr., Hurricane, WV

Olga Gera, Pittsburgh, PA

C.L. Crawford, Hurricane, WV

Mr. & Mrs. Chris Dominik, mural

Dr. & Mrs. Richard Carey

Bert Wolfe Ford, Charleston, WV - mural

Mr. & Mrs. Chris Dominik, Bonita Springs, FL - mural

Putnam Library, Teays Valley, WV - mural

City of Hurricane, WV

Sleepy Hollow Country Club, Hurricane, WV

MEMBERSHIP

Tamarack - Fine Arts, WV

Fine Art Blount, TN

Oak Ridge Art Center, TN

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Contact Us Today!

Darla Bishop
1508 Berwyn Drive

Maryville, TN 37803


Phone: 1-865-980-9429

E-mail: bisart1948@gmail.com

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