An ABC of Bees Mini Notebook

A handy mini notebook featuring a honey-coloured shelf of books about the bees, from an original oil painting Shelf Portrait by Roo Waterhouse

Celebrate the wonder of BEES!

A6 size

wrap-a-round design front and back

cover 300gsm

48 pages (24 sheets)

90 gsm plain paper

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Bee Books Card

This unique book art card shows a shelf of honey-coloured titles all about the fascinating world of the wonderful bee 🙂

  • Image from an original Shelf Portrait oil painting by Roo Waterhouse
  • Square greeting card (145 x 145 mm)
  • Printed on sustainable card
  • with Kraft recycled paper envelope
  • Choice of Unwrapped or Cello bag
  • Shipped in 1-2 days
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Bee Book Print

A lovely honey-coloured collection of books all about the wonderful life of the bee 🙂

  • Fine Art print on archival paper
  • signed by the artist
  • image size 6″x9″ with border plus A4 size mount
  • ready to pop in an A4 size frame (frame not included)
  • Shipped in 2-3 days

 

I feel privileged to be able to do what I love for a living, and to have others appreciate it. My book art work brings together my loves of painting, typography and books. I love to paint Bespoke Shelf Portrait paintings: clients gather their favourite editions together for me to paint. As I paint, a picture of their lives and loves grows across the canvas, across the shelf. Which books would you choose for your Shelf Portrait?

Find out more about my bespoke paintings here

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ABC of Bees: Limited Edition

This image of my original Shelf Portrait oil painting ‘ABC of Bees’ is available as a special Limited edition Print.  Featuring a honey-coloured shelf-full of books about the wonderful bee! With meadow wallpaper for the background 🙂

Limited Edition archival print on 280g Fine Art paper

  • Numbered out of an edition of 100
  • Signed and numbered under the image by the artist
  • with a certificate of authentication on the back
  • Backed and Mounted (except for United States**)
  • If in stock: shipped in 2 to 3 working days
  • On back order: shipped in 10-14 working days

The printed image measures 12 x 16 inches.
Total size including window mount approx 17 x 21 inches
Frame not included

**Please note orders for the United States will be posted unmounted in a cardboard tube**

I feel privileged to be able to do what I love for a living, and to have others appreciate it. My book art work brings together my loves of painting, typography and books. I love to paint Bespoke Shelf Portrait paintings: clients gather their favourite editions together for me to paint. As I paint, a picture of their lives and loves grows across the canvas, across the shelf. Which books would you choose for your Shelf Portrait?

Find out more about my bespoke paintings here

 

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What The Dickens……!

Click on the image above to view a little film of me painting along to a Dickensian theme tune 🙂

Full steam ahead….

I’m currently nose to the grindstone getting new paintings ready for an exhibition with Nicholas Bowlby Fine Art at Green and Stone in Chelsea. The exhibition runs from 20th to the 27th June, so do pop in to see my latest work alongside some other inspiring artists’ work 🙂

It has been a revelation for me to listen to  Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities on my headphones as I paint  ‘What the Dickens!’ (pictured in progress above) – so much more interesting than one badly recited sentence at a time in school lessons!!

I am excited to have this Jane Austen mini notebook up in my website shop now, and I will soon be announcing the addition of Jane Austen Limited Edition prints – so watch this space!
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Stage Two:

Here’s a view of what my paintings look like before I get to the typography stage….

Beatification: work in progress

I’m enjoying researching the best of the Beat generation for this painting. I’m currently listening to On The Road by Jack Kerouac as I paint….

And now back to the grindstone…….!!
Best Wishes,
Roo

May Day at UPCO !!

Come and join me at UPCO in Otley this Sunday.
It’ll be the final day of my exhibition, as well as being May Day!!

There will be refreshments and merriment 🙂

These lovely little notebooks are new in my shop this week!
I’ll be bringing some to Otley on Sunday too 🙂
Choose from Jane Austen, Science Fiction. the ABC of Bees and Gentleman Jack

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Book Stairs!
The Bookery, a fabulous independent bookshop in Crediton, sent me this great photo of their innovative stair decoration using some of my Book Shelf greeting cards.
Isn’t it fab!!

I hope you all have a super bank holiday weekend.
I look forward to seeing some of you in Otley on Sunday 🙂

Best Wishes,
Roo

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Inspiring Gift Ideas From Yorkshire Artists :-)

Christmas is coming…….

This year I’ve been inspired to give my lovely family and friends treasure trove shoe boxes full of little gifts, rather than one big gift.

It is so much more fun choosing them 🙂

I’m also opting to shop independent and support my fellow artists and makers.

I would love to share with you my top 25 gifts inspirations for £25 and less from creators around West Yorkshire to give your Festive present ideas a boost!

Mistletoe Hanging Decoration
from Hannah Nunn

2022 Printmakers Calendar
from Rach Red Designs

Fairy Books Art Print
from Roo Waterhouse (that’s me!)

Yorkshire Winter Scene Hanging Decorations
from Kate Boyce Art

Carousel Tea-Light Lantern
from Kate Lycett

Joy Care Bundle
from Java Bere

Jane Austen Little Cup
from Katch Skinner Ceramics

Yorkshire Map Apron
from Jane Revitt

Jewellery Gift Card
from Kate Rhodes

Penguin Rainbow Notebook
from Roo Waterhouse Art (me again!)

Golden Plovers Nest paper fold-out
from Angie Rogers

Golden Moon Bag
from Julia Ogden

Trinket Dish
from Sue Gunn Ceramics

Funky Zip Pouch
from Amy Mellis

Burrows screen-printed containers
from Folded Forest

The Encyclopedia of Unbelievable Facts
from The Printed Peanut

Agate Cup
from Gary Thomas

Cheerful Tea Towels
from Maggie Magoo

Red Squirrel felted Decoration
from Ladybird and Leaf

Explore! Look! Collect! Create! download activities
from The Egg Factory

Chameleons Greetings Card
from Geckoman

Space Mug
from Crow Nest Pottery

Rainbow Necklace
from Miss Dot Designs

Robin Lantern
from Katfish Designs

and finally, another one from yours truly (anyone would think I was biased!!)……..

Pick of The Penguins Gift Box
from Roo Waterhouse Art

Happy Shopping!!

I’ll be taking a break from sending you news and inspiration until 2022 is with us, so I wish you all a…

Very Merry Festive Season 🙂

Warmest Wishes
Roo

Here’s me at the recent Northlight Winter Fair!

Last of the Summer Flowers…..

I am happy to see that the Calendula flowers in my garden are still going strong despite the downward spiral of the temperature.
There were still a few insects buzzing around in yesterday’s glorious sunshine too!

Brand new in my shop this week is the ‘ABC of Bees’ A4 print.
This wonderfully honey-coloured image comes mounted and ready to pop in a standard A4 size frame 🙂
‘ABC of Bees’ is also available as a Limited Edition large-format print, and as an Art Card.

Something to suit every budget:-)

Shop for Bees!

And yes, it is time to start thinking about Christmas!

I do hope all of you will be trying your best to buy your gifts from Independent makers and sellers this year!

A great opportunity is coming up to do just that, at the
Northlight Winter Fair
December 4th and 5th!

There will be a super selection of Northlight creatives with a wonderful range of gift ideas. But you don’t have to be there to buy – you can take a look at their wonderful work by clicking on their names below 🙂

Rach Red Designs
Kate Boyce Art
Katch Ceramics
Red Mouse Design
Toby Cotterill Jeweller
Jane Revitt Mapworks
…and Roo Waterhouse Art, of course!!

Happy Browsing!!

Best Wishes,
Roo

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Leonora’s Fairy Books: Limited Edition

This rainbow of beautifully illustrated vintage spines shows a collection of the well know ‘Andrew Lang Fairy Books’ from the 1900’s: anthologies of collected fairy tales edited, as it turns out, mostly by Andrew Lang’s wife Leonora and a team of other women. Of course, back when they were published, a book would not have sold with a woman’s name on the spine. I have taken this opportunity to redress the balance of history by putting Leonora in her rightful place!

  • Limited Edition Fine Art print on 280g Fine Art paper
  • Numbered out of an edition of 100
  • Signed and numbered under the image by the artist
  • with a certificate of authentication on the back
  • Backed and Mounted (except for United States**)
  • If in stock: shipped in 2 to 3 working days
  • On back order: shipped in 10-14 working days

The printed image measures 12 x 24 inches.
Total size including window mount approx 17 x 29 inches
Frame not included

**PLEASE NOTE Limited Edition Prints shipped to the United States will be packed unmounted in a cardboard tube**

I love painting the details of the scuffed corners and worn edges – the evidence that these books have been well loved, playing their parts in peoples life stories….

I feel privileged to be able to do what I love for a living, and to have others appreciate it. My book art work brings together my loves of painting, typography and books. I love to paint Bespoke Shelf Portrait paintings: clients gather their favourite editions together for me to paint. As I paint, a picture of their lives and loves grows across the canvas, across the shelf. Which books would you choose for your Shelf Portrait?

Find out more about my bespoke paintings here

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