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New Exhibition by Roo S Waterhouse in Hebden Bridge


Local artist Roo Waterhouse has a short exhibition of paintings at the newly opened Unit Three Gallery at Northlight Art Studios in Hebden Bridge. The exhibition will be opening on Friday 5th June from 6.30-8pm, and will run over the weekend of Saturday 6th June and Sunday 7th June, from 11am to 4pm.

Since graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2010, Roo has established herself as a figurative painter with a fascination towards poetic narrative, exhibiting widely across the North of England in solo exhibitions and in London galleries. She was a finalist in the Artist and Illustrator ‘Artist of the Year 2013’ show at The Mall Galleries, London. Her paintings are collected around the country.


This exhibition contains a series of new book paintings (‘Shelf-Portraits’) alongside some old favourites. All the paintings on show are on their way down to three galleries in London: ‘Unwritten Book’ has been accepted for the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery’s ‘Not the Royal Academy’ Show (8th June – 22nd August); Orso major Gallery in Waterloo will be stocking all Roo’s new ‘Shelf-Portrait’ paintings; and her larger scale ‘domestic’ paintings will be in an exhibition at Gallery98 Tower Bridge Road (12th June – 5th July).

Roo’s paintings are little personal poems, celebrating the significance of our treasured possessions. They each resonate with their own story and together form a narrative, an echo of personal and family identity. ‘’By capturing everyday objects and preserving them in paint I seek to pay homage to those things around us which we often may take for granted, and to remind us to stop and appreciate them.’’


Come and see her work before it all goes down to London!

Roo S Waterhouse at Unit Three Gallery

Open Saturday 6th June and Sunday 7th June , 11am-4pm

Unit Three Gallery

Northlight Art Studios

Valley Road

Hebden Bridge HX7 7BZ





Courtesy Roo S Waterhouse

Little Library earning it's keep in a Derby independant cinema

photoMy Little Library earning it’s keep promoting the Derby Book Festival


I had such fun painting it 🙂

Unwritten Book Off to London….


Off down to London tomorrow to deliver this to

Llewellyn Alexander Gallery for submission to the

‘Not The Royal Academy’ Exhibition

Fingers crossed!!

Back to the Drawing Board! Brilliant!

025Digging my old drawing board from my LCP days out of the attic has transformed my working life! My shoulders are now full of the joys of spring, instead of being full of aches and pains!

Coming soon to a Town Hall near you (if you live in Hebden Bridge that is!!)…..

As I am currently rather busy focusing on painting, I will be selling off some of my lino prints and screen prints at the Town Hall Print Fair in Hebden Bridge in order to make some more space in my studio!!
Come and take a look – there’ll be other artists from Northlight Art Studios on my stall, and a whole selection of other printmakers at the fair!
print fair poster

YeeHaa.. New paintings…

Very pleased with my new larger scale paintings…


‘Long Dent’ rsw2015 oil on canvas 50cmx70cm



‘Storm’ rsw2015 oil on canvas 50cmx70cm


…and a new little one…


‘Heaven and Hell’ rsw2015 oil on board 5″x7″


Looking forward to taking them down to London and Orso Major Gallery


Books emerging on empty shelves…..


Big Smiley Face 🙂

Love it when I have a bit of a painting frenzy!! Not that I’m very frenzied in my approach, wandering and wondering off into nowhere land with my headphones shutting out the world at large…