'Hotel Mac' by D. A. Bishop

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.

That’s a brief recap of what I’ve written about this painter before, but there’s something new.

Bishop opens a new exhibit of 10 paintings this week at My Daughter the Framer, 1617 Terrace Way (Town & Country Center off Pacific), Santa Rosa.

The opening reception runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the gallery. The show runs through Saturday, May 7.  The hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

Information: 542-3599. For a look at more of the artist’s work:  www.dabishop.net.