Peter Bishop


Biographical note

1953 Born Pembroke, Wales

1970-72 Banbury School of Art, Oxfordshire

1972-5 DFA Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London

1977-8 ATC Institute of Education, University of London

1992-5 MA History of Art (Distinction) Institute of Art, UCE, Birmingham

1996-2002 PhD Slade School of Fine Art, Universtity College, London

School of Art, University of Wales, Aberystwyth


1978-80 Sydenham School, London

1980-86 Bridley Moor High School, Redditch

1986-2003 Lecturer in Fine Art, School of Art, Shrewsbury

1996 Appointed visiting lecturer, University of Wolverhampton

2000 Appointed visiting lecturer, University of Birmingham

Solo exhibitions

1975/9 Amwell Gallery, London

1982 Prescote Gallery, Cropredy, Oxfordshire

1987 Hereford Museum & Art Gallery

1988 The Gateway, Shrewsbury

1991 Kilvert Gallery, Clyro

1993 Snowdonia, The Gateway, Shrewsbury

1998 Cader Idris – Sublime Prospects, Burford House Gallery, Worcestershire

2003 On Cader Idris, Gallery 3, Shrewsbury

2012 Cader Idris, Museum of Modern Art, Wales

Recent group exhibitions include

1987-2008 Regular mixed exhibitions, Kilvert Gallery, Clyro

1991 International Contemporary Art Fair, London

1991/2 British Art Fair, Royal College of Art, London

1993/5 Welsh Contemporary Art Fair, Cardiff

1994 Laing Landscape Exhibition, Birmingham

1995/8 Eagle Works Studio Gallery, Wolverhampton

1997/8 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

2001 Landscape 2000, Burford House Gallery, Worcestershire

2001 Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy

2001 Art 4 Amnesty Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

2002 Cader Idris, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

2004 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

2008 Aberystwyth University Centenary Exhibition

2013 Ludlow Open

2013 Hereford Open (prize winner) Hereford Museum and Art Gallery

2014 Hereford Open Studio

2016 The Soul of Wales, MOMA Machynlleth

2016 Curious Travellers: Movement, Landscape, Art, Oriel Sycharth, Glyndwr University.

2016-7 In Snowdonia, Storiel, Bangor, North Wales

2016-7 Impressions of Wales, Oriel Ynys Mon, Anglesey


Rich and Varied Prospects...Thomas Pennant’s ‘A Tour in Wales’ and its Influence. University of Central England in Birmingham 1995

Vision and Revision:Mountain Scenery in Snowdonia 1750–1880. University of Wales, Aberystwyth 2001 Download here

Peter Bishop: Cader Idris. Exhibition catalogue with 33 colour plates, includes essays:
Of Mountains and Memories
by Dr. P Davis; Cader Idris – Wilson’s View by Dr. P Bishop,
Peter Bishop, 2012, ISBN 978-0-9571788-0-9

Peter Bishop, The Mountains of Snowdonia in Art: The Visualisation of Mountain Scenery from the mid-Eighteenth Century to the Present Day.
Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-84524-227-5
This publication is available in bookshops and outlets throughout Wales and on Amazon.

Selected Bibliography

Julie Lacey, Arts Review, 11 May 1979, p.234

Anthony Vetisse, Arts Review, 4 October 1991, p506, colour plate p.507

Madeleine Marsh (ed) Miller’s Picture Price Guide, 1994, colour plate p.73

Barbara Rae (ed) Royal Academy Illustrated, 1998, colour plate p.50

‘Art for Amnesty’ Living Etc., May 2001, colour plate p.22

Paul Joyner, Cader Idris, Exhibition catalogue, National Library of Wales, 2001, p.3


Peter Bishop was represented by the Kilvert Gallery, Wales from 1987 to 2008.

Work is in public and private collections in the UK and abroad.


Artist: drawings and paintings of mountain landscape, most recently focusing on Snowdonia, North Wales. Subjects include Snowdon and Cader Idris and the surrounding scenery