D. A. Bishop (photo by Kent Porter)

An old Ford. A roadside barn. A patch of stormy sky. A brush in a jar. A lone surfer. A woman alone in a rowboat.
Those are all images found in the paintings of Don Alan Bishop, and yet the subjects are secondary to his elusive style and mood. The artist has built a Northern California following during the past 30 years, with his hundreds of vivid acrylic paintings.

A favorite with both those who own local galleries, and those visit them, Bishop opens”Shadow Boxing,” a new exhibit of paintings he has done this year, at Quercia Gallery¬† in Duncans Mills this weekend.

The show opens Friday (Sept. 3) and runs through Oct. 31, with a reception from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 5). Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Information: (707) 865-0243, http://www.quercia-gallery.com.