Painter showcases his artwork on new website

THE war in Afghanistan, the War of the Roses and the Battle of Culloden are among some of the famous battle ground scenes depicted in the work of a Sheffield artist.

By day he's a telecoms worker but in his spare time painter Paul Bishop, 50, from Horswood Road, Woodhouse Mill, uses watercolours to recreate famous images.

Now he has launched his own website - www.artofwar.org.uk - to showcase his work.

Paul, who has worked for BT in Sheffield for 30 years, said: "I have always been interested in drawing and painting and I'm fascinated by battle scenes so I decided to combine the two.

"My paintings depict scenes from medieval times to modern day fighting in Afghanistan."

Among the scenes he has painted are the death of the Earl of Warwick in the War of the Roses, the Battle of Flodden which took place during King Henry VIII's early reign, and the Battle of Culloden between Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Duke of Cumberland.

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