VFW Post 10167
Murals @ Ft.
Submitted by Barbara Bishop
I am a
self-taught artist and I believe that my gift is to share. I have
done numerous artistic projects for individuals and local
community organizations. The past three winters, I have been
painting murals at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Retirement Home in
Fort McCoy, Florida. It has been a privilege and an honor to give
back to our veterans through my artwork. My husband, Richard, and
I are retired and spend our winters in Silver Springs, Florida.
We have lived in Burbank, Ohio for over 39 years. We have two sons
and five beautiful grandchildren.
specialize in animals and do commission work. I have painted on
slate, deer hides, turtle shells, saw blades, cypress and walls.
The murals I have been doing at the Veterans Home are Iraq/Desert
Storm, Vietnam Village with US Army Infantry, entrance showing
landscape of Florida, insignias of all the service branches and
faux brick in the kitchen. Future plans for the home is the Air
Force mural and Navy, plus murals on the new activity room.
Please stop in at the retirement home in Ft. McCoy, the director
will give you the grand tour.
Robert E. Wadding, Sr.
Pfc. Robert E.
Wadding, Sr. - My brother "Bob" served in the Army and was stationed in
Vietnam from 1969 to 1971. He came home to Ohio and married Diana Terrill
and had three wonderful
children, Bobby, Michael and Robin. He was 50 years old when he got cancer
from being exposed to agent orange. He died at the age of 52 years old and
is buried at the National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio. I painted the
"Vietnam Mural" in remembrance of my brother.
Artist - Barbara
Mural painted in the dining room at the VFW Retirement Home in Ft. McCoy,
Mural painted in the Marine wing by Barb Bishop at the VFW Home, 2011
outside the VFW Retirement Home at Ft. McCoy lettered by Richard Bishop
Mural painted by Barb Bishop and dedicated to Pfc. Robert E. Wadding, Sr.
This mural of a Vietnam
village is in the Army wing at the
home in Ft. McCoy, Florida and shows the infantry.
Mural at VFW home
Entrance at the
VFW Retirement Home in Ft. McCoy, Florida
Mural and lettering done by Barb & Rich Bishop 2009
With one of her commissioned paintings in 2010
"Iraq - Help on
2011 This is painted in the Marine wing at the VFW Retirement Home
"Home of Heroes"
Entrance at the VFW Retirement Home - Ft. McCoy, FL. (Richard Bishop)
Wall inside home shows the Insignias
by Barb Bishop at VFW Home of Iraq/Desert Storm
Kitchen mural at
VFW by Barb Bishop
Kitchen mural at
the home showing Richard who helped paint the faux brick - 2011
This is a replica of the one driven in Iraq
Iraq mural at home
Faux brick in
kitchen at the Veteran's home
Horse Show cover
designed by Barb Bishop 2011
showing side when driving in at the home in Ft. McCoy
Lettering done by Richard Bishop
showing side when driving out of the home
Richard & Barbara
Bishop outside the newly painted entrance of the VFW home in Ft. McCoy,
hand-painted Insigne by Barb Bishop
hand-painted by Barb Bishop
Painted by Barb Bishop 2011 at VFW Retirement Home, Ft. McCoy, FL
with dedication plague
Vietnam Mural at VFW Retirement Home, Ft. McCoy, FL
For her brother, Pfc. Robert E. Wadding, Sr. 2011
Foreign Wars Memorial
National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio