Sunday 25 May 2008

Rowlie at the Discovery Centre, Winchester

As I mentioned in my earlier post today, Rowlie opened the evening last night for Polly and the Billets Doux, at the Discovery Centre, Winchester. Rowlie is a print maker at the Winchester College of Fine Art, and, if his printing is as good as his singing and guitar playing, he's going to have a very successful career ahead of him. Shades of Syd Barrett, with similar lightness of touch and quirky lyrics.

Well, since I wrote the previous paragraph on on Sunday, I've seen some of Rowlie's work and I'm really impressed. This piece combines a great piece of fantastical artwork with an imaginative use of a virtual magnifying glass. I'll leave the reader to discover how to navigate the site, but take your time - it'll be worth it. I'd love to see the 1600x1400 dip pen and ink original. You'll find more of Rowlie's work on his web site.

The Queen and I:



  1. This is a really great site and I'm sorry it has taken so long to find it. The potential for ongoing star performances is there and I hope others will see this and leave their comments.

  2. Thanks, poshjohn. I appreciate the feedback. John

  3. Found you through a link at printeresting.blogspot Thanks for the insight on this artist. Certainly is a talented fellow.

  4. Hey John, I hope this finds you well after all these years! I thought you might like to know that I'm now living in Totnes and just about to release my first proper solo album under Rowlie or maybe Small Plant, not sure yet. My girlfriend Esmae & I recorded an album last year and are selling them on our arty website, also named Small Plant. I am still printmaking, mostly linocuts, and currently working from sketches of rocky outcrops from my last visit to Kynance Cove. I'm playing a lot of banjo these days and the Rhodes, which I love!
    Best wishes and many thanks for your kind comments from all those years ago... I'll be 40 in a couple of weeks :)
    Rowlie Bellasis

  5. ps: reach out to me on instagram: @smallplantco
    or through my website: