Commission yourselfie a 'Shelfie'

SHELFIES – the new selfies!


‘Slow Books’ rsw oil on canvas 2014 10″x20″

Above is the ‘Shelfie’ I painted for authors Carl Honore and Miranda France. These are the books that are special in their lives together.

Both the painting and the idea of a ‘Shelfie’ have been so popular that I thought it was time to market the idea more widely!!


‘MyBooks’ rsw 2014 oil on canvas 10″x20″

Prices start from £195 for a standard 10″x12″ (about 8-10 books), £295 for 10″x20″, £325 for 12″x24″ (about 18-20 books) with a range in between!

If you would like to talk to me about commissioning a ‘Shelfie’ for yourself or someone special – a gathering of the resonant books in your lives – please contact me



Take a look at the painting tabs above to see more of my book paintings….

Penguins on parade……

Roo’s penguin paintings are now on display, and for sale, at  The Bookcase – the wonderful independent bookshop on Market Street in Hebden Bridge, along with a selection of rather lovely greetings cards! (not to mention a shop full of hoards of fabulous books……)


Recently I have been particularly enamoured by the way that we all bring our own stories to the reading of a book, and each take a different story away with us – leaving the book on the shelf, altered, waiting for the next reader to come along….