Visual Arts

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Jimmy Rouse

Jimmy Rouse has been painting ever since he left Yale, where he majored in political science, became alienated from politics during the Vietnam and Watergate era, became a conscientious objector, and turned to his true love, art.

“I have done many things through the years to support my art habit, including owning and running a very successful combination bookstore/restaurant/bar/art gallery/classical music venue in downtown Baltimore from 1981-1998 named Louie’s Bookstore Café,” he says. “It employed as many as 95 people, mostly artists. Since selling Louie’s in 1998 I have devoted myself to art, although I am politically active again, working to improve Baltimore’s transit system.”

Here are six images showing the breadth of Jimmy’s work as an oil painter and figurative sculptor. If you want to see more, check out his website,

Landscape Portrait Still Life
Woodcut Allegory


Bob Jones

Bob Jones used to be a lawyer, heading the international corporate practice at a large old Philadelphia law firm. He was so good at it, he was able to retire early at 54 and devote himself to his true avocation: painting.

Since then, he has painted in two distinct styles: impressionistic landscapes that would have done Monet proud, and amazingly realistic classical portraits. He has painted European nobility, titans of industry, university presidents, a governor, a former member of British parliament, a knight of the Realm, Federal judges, and a number of charming children. You can see them all on his website, but in the meantime, here’s a sample of some of his recent work, below. Click on any small image to view a larger version and read its caption.