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The Promenade, 162 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph: +64 9 4456665 Cell: +64 021 577078
Email: art@artbythesea.co.nz

Merle Bishop
New Zealand contemporary artist works in pastel, oil, watercolour, intaglio etching, bronze

I am strongly influenced by my graphic design background.
I see ordinary things and ideas emerging and developing in my mind, a never ending flow…they are just thoughts, fun-loving imaginings that eventually find their place on the paper, initially for my own pleasure but fanned by the recent discovery that these scribblings also bring pleasure to others.
My first dogs running were mono-prints, a series created in 1990 called " dog, fog, jog…". These prints were made as a temporary alternative to etching. By nature in every sense of the word, dogs are colourful.
Recently fish appeared swimming alongside the dogs. This soon developed into dogs swimming with fish, the fish became flying fish and before long Spot was flying too! My signature piece ( dog runs in, runs across, runs out…) portrays the energetic, continual ritual of not only dogs but of life, except... dogs are fun and know how to remain happy! I find each day on the beach as I walk my own dog, so much happiness. This continues to motivate me as I try to capture some of this craziness in my work, so when a little joy is required at home it may be found on the wall preserved in pastel, etching or bronze
'...when a little joy is required at home...'
Merle Bishop nz contemporary artist, spots response to Covid,
New 2021 " Spots response to Covid - He simply kept his eye on the ball"
Alkyd/Oil on Board plus Gold Leaf ball Size: 122cm x 79.5cm Price: TBA Enquire Now
Merle Bishop nz pastel artist, the food face dilemma
New 2022 "The Food Face Dilemma" Pastel on Fine Art Paper, Framed
Size: 78cm x 58cm $2100 Enquire Now
Merle Bishop nz pastel art, we could run with them
New 2022 "We could run with them dear"
Pastel on Fine Art Paper (Framed) Size: 58cm x 39cm Price: $1050 Enquire Now
Merle Bishop nz pastel art
New 2022 "Spot took his cats for a run...!" Pastel on Fine Art Paper
Size: 41cm x 28cm Price: Enquire Now
Merle Bishop nz pastel artist, Spot, framed
New 2021 "Spot happily defeated the circumstances" Pastel on Fine Art Paper, Framed
Size: 67cm x 51cm (Framed size) Price: $1250 Enquire Now
Merle Bishop nz fine art pastel, spot, dunedin
New 2021 "Dunedin - A place of Fond Memories for Spot" Pastel on Fine Art Paper, Framed
Size: 55cm x 46cm (Framed size) Price: $850 Enquire Now
Merle Bishop, pastel art, walk
New 2021 "Every Dog Walk is Good " Pastel on Fine Art Paper (Framed)
Size: 100cm x 76cm (includes mount and white frame) Price: $1550 Enquire Now
Merle Bishop nz patel artist, all good kiwis, framed
New 2021 "All Good Kiwis" Pastel on Fine Art Paper (Framed)
Size: 56cm x 45cm (includes mount and white frame) Price: $850 Enquire Now
Merle Bishop nz bronze art, sculpture, spot
"Spot was Determined to Fly" Bronze Sculpture Size: 70cm tall x 16cm tall Enquire Now

Merle Bishop nz pastel art, primrose run
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New 2021 " Spots Primrose Run "
Pastel on Fine Art Paper (Framed) Size: 100cm x 76cm (includes mount and white frame)
Price: $1550 Enquire Now

 
"Spot always headed home.."
Pastel on Fine Art Paper Framed Size: 33cm x 44cm Price: $430
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Merle Bishop nz pastel artist, sneaking    
New 2022 "Sometimes sneaking is the best option"
Pastel on Fine Art Paper Framed Size: 69cm x 54cm Enquire Now
   
Merle Bishop nz pastel artist, spot   Merle Bishop, bronze dogs, spot
New 2018 "Mozzies?.... can't see any"
Pastel and Collage, Framed
Size: 50cm x 40cm $750 Enquire Now
 
New 2021 "Save the last dance for me "
Bronze 1/1 on Wooden Stand
Size: 11cm tall x 80cm wide x 14cm length Enquire Now
Merle Bishop nz pastel and oil artists, spot
 
Merle Bishopn pastel artist, soup
"It was Spot's day to fly....."
Oil on Board
Size: 120cm x 120cm Price: $3200 Enquire Now
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New "Soup"
Pastel on Fine Art Paper, unframed
Size: 16cm x 16cm Price: $200 Enquire Now
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merle bishop nz pastel and mixed media artist, spot the dog   merle bishop nz contemporary artist, dogs, colour
"Spot's race took him to the end of the universe and back again"
Pastel on Fine Art Paper Framed
Size: 77cm x 65cm Price: $1150 Enquire Now
  "The day was too nice to be sitting around... (Spot knew that!)"
Pastel on Fine Art Paper Framed
Size: 69cm x 53cm Price: $1100 Enquire Now sold
merle bishop nz pastel art, spot the dog   merle bishop nz pastel art
"Spot in heaven"
Pastel on Fine Art Paper (Framed)
Size: 100cm x 76cm (includes mount and white frame) Price: $1550 Enquire Now
 
" Spots Holy Race...! "
Sugar-lift aquatint etching with gold and silver leaf Unframed
Size: 450mm x 290mm Price: $270 Enquire Now

merle bishop nz pastel and etching artist  
merle bishop nz pastel and etching artist
" Spot found that every cloud had a special lining...! "
Pastel and Gold Leaf on Fine Art Paper Framed
Framed Size: 92cm x 75cm Price: $1650 Enquire Now
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" Spot didn't mind who walked whom...! "
Pastel on Fine Art Paper Framed
Framed Size: 64cm x 49cm Price: $850 Enquire Now sold
Merle Bishop nz pastel and oil artist, spot the dog   merle bishop nz pastel and etching artist
"Spot knew his timing was right "
Pastel on Fine Art Paper Framed
Size: 77cm x 65cm Price: $950 Enquire Now
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  " Spot enjoyed the comforts of home...! "
Pastel on Fine Art Paper Framed
Framed Size: 54cm x 44cm Price: $450 Enquire Now sold


Merle Bishop New Zealand contemporary artist bringing humour back into contemporary art

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The Promenade, 162 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph: +64 9 4456665 Cell: +64 021 577078
Email: art@artbythesea.co.nz