More Visuals

This section complements the original Visual Arts' Section and is another small celebration of art expressed visually.

See also the original Visual Arts section

I am grateful to the artists who have kindly agreed to donate some of their pictures for this purpose. All works remain in the copyright of the individual artist. I thank them for their help. Links back to the artists' own web sites have been given where possible.

In case you're wondering, these are given in reverse alphabetic order, which is the practice I have followed in the Guests, More Guests and Even More Guests sections of this web site.

To access short biographies of a particular individual, click their name below. To see some samples of their work, click on the name above the biographical note. Relevant links are given below and on the individual pages.

Those featured in this section are Rosa Trowbridge-Hamilton, Jeffrey Spedding, Dee Rimbaud, Doug Perry, Alan Perry, Dan Perjovschi, Jo Kimpton, and Cornel Ioniceli.


Rosa Trowbridge-Hamilton

Rosa was born in Carmarthen in 1982 and is a glass artist and sculptor. She gained a 2.1 Honours Degree in Fine Art Sculpture from Coleg Sirgar (Carmarthen Art College) in 2010. Rosa's art practice is placed very firmly in her own experience, in particular of serious illness. Click HERE for more information. Her most recent exhibition, at Oriel Canfas in Cardiff in May 2010, Glass Darkly, incorporated installation, kiln-fire framed pieces and blown glass paperweights and bowls. She also creates delicate and colourful glass and solid silver jewellery. Rosa says, "Glass helped me realise conceptual qualities I had been trying to evoke in my work for some years. It opened many possibilities because glass has both fragility and strength. This medium is tactile and dangerous and has startling clarity and mysterious opacity."


Jeffrey Spedding

For Jeffrey, painting is a compositional activity involving developing form. Interests have moved from oils to mixed media on canvas, developed largely from his interest in classical and contemporary music. In addition to portraits of composers and musicians, he has, more recently, focused on the seascape and landscape of the UK and France, particularly uninhabited fields.

Commissions have included those from famous musicians, composers and critics, as well as subjects outside the musical world. Edward Greenfield, formerly of The Guardian is an enduring patron, Jeffrey is the featured artist in his memoir Portrait Gallery published in 2014. Jeffrey also has work in private collections in England and Wales. Exhibitions in major cities have led to permanent displays of work at public venues in London, Cardiff, Liverpool, Roehampton and Northampton. He also exhibits locally at Fountain Fine Art, Llandeilo.


Dee Rimbaud

Dee Rimbaud is an artist, poet, novelist and occasional new age gypsy. He has just returned to his native Scotland after a year of living mainly in a Mercedes 609d van with his partner and child, travelling round Scotland, England, France, Spain & Portugal. He is author of two poetry collections, The Bad Seed ( Stride, 1998) and Dropping Ecstasy With The Angels (Bluechrome, 2004); and one novel, Stealing Heaven from the Lips of God (Bluechrome, 2004). He edited the charity poetry anthology, The Book Of Hopes And Dreams (Bluechrome, 2006). He also edits The AA Independent Press Guide, a free online directory of magazines and publishers, hosted on his website alongside a host of useful writers' resources, as well as a portfolio of his art and a selection of his writing. His art is frequently used in magazines and internet zines and has graced the book jackets of collections by Janet Buck, Rupert Loydell, Norman Jope and many others. Dee's art is now available on t-shirts, posters, cards and assorted gift items via his CafePress shop. A poem is also featured on the Even More Guests section of this website.


Doug Perry

Mark Lewis wrote in Pembrokeshire Life about Doug Perry's past life which has been ruled by art from a very early age. In school he excelled in art so art became top of the list in work and social activities. After his war service he continued his art studies at Canterbury and Dover Art Schools, specialising in silk screen printing, eventually working in London for many well-known firms in displays at places like Earl's Court.

Soon after this time he began working with disabled people and he spent twenty years in that field. He still continued with his art, painting local scenes in many styles but he always expressed an interest in the modern ways of painting.

Since March 2006 he has been painting in a new style as shown here. Sales and interest are rewarding and encouraging.


Alan Perry

Alan Perry is a poet, painter, short story writer and illustrator. His play about homelessness in Swansea, Music You Don't Normally Hear, was directed in Cardiff last year by Karl Francis. His New and Selected Poems "Dreaming from North to South" was published this year by Moonstone Press. Herbert Williams said of it in Roundyhouse: 'These poems bristle with the grit andsubstance of everyday life...[Alan Perry] is an underrated Welsh Treasure." Days of the Comet, Perry's Collected Stories, will be published by Moonstone next year. A short story is also featured on the Even More Guests section of this website.


Dan Perjovschi

Dan is a visual artist mixing drawing, cartoons and graffiti. He works directly on the walls of museums and art spaces with the aim of commenting on political and social issues. Dan lives in Bucharest, Romania, but works all over the world. The pictures here appeared in 2007 exhibitions at MoMa, New York and in the solo exhibition States of Mind, Nasher Museum at Duke University, 2007.


Jo Kimpton

Influenced by the philosophy of Rudloph Steiner, Jo completed her degree in art and health. She has a deep interest in palliative care and now, from her gallery in Cliff Cottage, St Brides, Pembrokeshire, specialises in working with both adults and children.

Her own painting explores her relationship with colour, movement, light and dark. The coast with its dramatic sky and sea is a world familiar to Jo and her love for this natural environment dominates her work. Examples of this are held in private collections internationally and she has had exhibitions in Wales and England.


Cornel Ioniceli

Exceptionally, the images of three of Cornel's paintings have been added to the site without his permission. This is because several years ago he entered a monastery in his native Romania and cannot now be contacted. Before this, he was an engineer by trade and a painter by vocation. He was a winner of the SF Eurocon Prize for Painting and several national prizes. His paintings can be found in private collections throughout the world.
If Cornel contacts me at any time in the future, I will be pleased to make any changes he wishes (the painting titles are my own invention, for example) or remove them altogether.

Jo Kimpton's Website
Alan Perry on Even More Guests
Alan Perry's Website
Coastal Galleries
Dan Perjovschi's web site
Jeffrey Spedding's Website
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