Roo’s Blog

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  • A happy Open Studios Weekend:-)
    It was an interesting weekend, with some socially distant real visitors and more virtual visitors online! The whole Hebden Bridge Open Studios Event was great, with lots of posts from all 92 artists, on all varieties of social media and some lovely and interesting ‘live chats’ with groups of artists and gallery owners. A big […]
  • Big Sky
    ‘Big Sky’ – a bespoke Shelf Portrait painting for a well known publishing house. No prizes for guessing which of their authors it was commissioned for!! I felt very honoured to get to paint for one of my favourite authors πŸ™‚
  • The Guild Online Pop Up Shop Today!
    Today I am joining The Guild Dumfries for their online pop-up shop weekend. See my video on @theguilddumfries IGTV at 1.35 this afternoon, or head over to my Facebook Page @RooWaterhouseArt. Follow #theguildpopup on Instagram to see all the marvellous makers and shakers involved! I have a special offer on for this weekend. Spend Β£20 […]
  • Fun in the sun
    I had fun in the sun yesterday photographing my mug range ‘al fresco’ for my Etsy shop πŸ™‚
  • Helena Whitbread’s Blog
    A lovely write up in Helena Whitbread’s Blog about how the ‘I Know My Own Heart’ bespoke Shelf Portrait painting came about…. A detail from the painting is available as a ‘Gentleman Jack’ A4 prints, notebooks, greeting cards and mugs, all available from my Etsy Shop: RooWaterhouseArt
  • The Sisters Bronte
    A most welcome addition to my Etsy shop is this detail Art-print of my latest Shelf Portrait oil painting ‘The Sisters Bronte’, picturing each of the novels of the Bronte Sisters. The editions pictured are from the shelves of the library at the Bronte Parsonage, and the wallpaper is from one of the Parsonage bedrooms. […]
  • New Shop Page !!
    Oooh! I think I just managed to set up a shop page on my website – which links directly to purchase the individual items πŸ™‚ Just a few sample items up for now….. (time for lunch!!)
  • In these uncertain times….
    In these uncertain times, with Affordable Art Fairs cancelled, galleries and bookshops closed, I am thrilled and relieved to have made a painting sale πŸ™‚ My latest Shelf-Portrait oil painting, ‘The Sisters Bronte’, depicting editions of the seven Bronte novels from the collection in the library at the Bronte Parsonage Museum, will be off to […]
  • Affordable Art Fair Battersea
    Two new Shelf Portrait paintings varnished and ready to go to the framers πŸ™‚ They will be on show with Nicholas Bowlby Fine Art at the Affordable Art Fair Battersea 2020 on March 12th-15th
  • Belated New Year Greetings!
    Just about got this newsletter out before the end of January!! 2019 was a very busy year for Roo Waterhouse Art, with bespoke Shelf-Portrait paintings for clients in London, Derby, and around Yorkshire, including a couple of extra special ones commissioned through publishers at Penguin Random House (but I can’t yet tell you who for!). […]