Evonne Bishop has had a passion for expressing her heelings, emotions and a love of life with artistic expression since a little girl. She was encouraged by her father at an early age to explore her artistic gift in painting the human form and portrait. As her talent grew she became accomplished in her skill to paint in oils, pastels and acrylics, which came to include landscapes, still life and seascapes. She studied under Joyce Hasselbeck Fowler for two years to learn portraiture in pastels. She has won many awards in the Sonoma and Petaluma Fairs. Her work has been in galleries in California and in Hawaii and been shown and sold in the Kendall Jackson Winery Art and Wine Show in Sonoma County California. Many, who love her expressions of the human form and protraiture, have commissioned her to paint for them. She pursued her passion to learn by moving to Kauai to study oils under Fanny Biladeau. Together they took many workshops in Plein Air Painting from many famous artists that would visit the island. The Historical Society of Kauai showed portraits painted by Evonne of antique black and white photos of Hawaiian culture in Kauai in a show in Lihue and a gallery in Kapaa. Because of wanting to experience painting in the wine country again and to be closer to family, she and her husband decided to move to Northern California. Since her move she has added to her many talents, the painting of murals in acrylic. With the loving support of her husband, Stephen Bishop, she continues to express her love for creation, life and the human form by currrently painting in the wine country north of San Francisco, California.