William Henry Bishop (b. 1942) is a British painter who worked almost exclusively in oils and is known for his detailed and historically accurate works. His paintings consisted primarily of marine scenes, but he also painted wildlife. Born and brought up in the Portsmouth/Solent area of the South Coast of England, the artist maintained a lifetime interest in the sea. He received a major commission from the Royal Navel Museum, Portsmouth for a large oil and participated in the Festival Exhibition of Marine Paintings in Southampton. Currently many of his works are in private collections in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Oman, Gibraltar, West Germany, Jersey, The Falkland Islands, and the United Kingdom.