Wonder of Birds: Limited Edition

This image of my original Shelf Portrait oil painting ‘Wonder of Birds’ is available as a special Limited edition Print. It shows a beautifully blue painted selection of ornate bird books gathered together on a bookshelf. A perfect gift for any bird-life enthusiast.

  • 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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Bird Life Print

A beautifully blue detail of Roo’s original Shelf Portrait oil painting ‘The Wonder of Birds’. This is the perfect gift for a keen ornithologist, and cheaper than a new pair of binoculars!

  • 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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Bird Life Card

A pretty gathering of bird life books, a perfect book art card for any enthusiastic bird watcher.

  • 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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A Round Up of Recent releases…

Last week I delivered my latest bespoke commission ‘Younger Next Year’ in time for the client’s husband’s big birthday – he loved it – always such a relief!!

Now that I have a couple of studio-based weeks without rushing around to events, I thought I would do a little
Round Up of some Recent Releases
as I can never be quite sure that I have told you about them all.

I really should be more organised, with proper launches etc. but, hey ho, that’s not really my style!! 😂

Firstly, two new Limited Editions prints for you:

Partners In Crime
because autumn is the perfect time of year to curl up on the sofa with a pile of classic Agatha Christie paperbacks and a mug of cocoa 🙂

Look At This
a nostalgic shelfful of Ladybird books to take you back to your early school days…

Drift away with the flow of the river and memories of summer with
‘By The River’
now available as an A4 mounted print

Two new greetings cards from my Portico Library collaboration:
Spine[Less] and Portico
are now in my online shop too 🙂

 

Getting Christmas sorted early….

I know we’re not past Hallowe’en yet, but I have been gathering gifts already, as I like to get my Christmas present buying started in October (if not before!) and well sorted by the time December gets underway.

To encourage you to do the same I am offering you an exclusive 10% off throughout my website shop from now until the 4th December 🙂

Simply add the code:

EARLYXMAS23

to your basket…

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… and the sun did eventually shine in Dumfries & Galloway!

Thank you Wigtown Book Festival people for a super weekend!

… and another thank you to all the lovely visitors at York National Book Fair, now that I have actually added you to my mailing list!

With Best Wishes
Roo

Look At This: Limited Edition

This image of my original ‘Shelf-Portrait’ oil painting ‘Look At This’ is available as a special Limited Edition Print.  A nostalgic gathering of vintage Ladybird Books to transport you back to your childhood  🙂

  • 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 16 x 16 inches.
Total size including window mount approx 21 x 21 inches
Frame not included

**PLEASE NOTE Limited Edition Prints shipped to the United States will be packed 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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Seaside Inspiration and Vintage Penguin Print :-)

I’m feeling in fine fettle this morning, still glowing from a glorious day at the Formby Beach on Saturday. Such a beautiful place: endless beach to wander, admiring sea shells; sand as fine as silk; wavy sand dunes to picnic in; pine woods to get lost in; evidence of red squirrels retrieving buried nuts (sadly no actual sightings of the ‘bouncing bundles of bushy-tailed energy’…).
It was such a peaceful and relaxing day….

 

Which got me thinking….

What about a Seaside themed Shelf Portrait painting?

My ideas so far (with a few from my own shelves pictured…):

Brighton Rock; Rebecca; Jamaica Inn; The Shell Seekers; My Family and Other Animals; The Old Man and the Sea; The Riddle of the Sands; The Beach; On Chesil Beach; The Salt Path; The Summer BookThe Ladybird book of Seashore Birds; Miffy at The Seaside…

All ideas welcome please!!

IN FACT – if you send me your suggestions I will put your name in a hat and at the end of April I will pick two names and send them a SPECIAL GIFT each!! 🙂

Calling All Vintage Penguin Paperback Lovers!!!

My latest Limited Edition Print
‘The Going Was Good’
is out now and available in my website shop 🙂

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

The printed image measures 16 x 16 inches.

Buy ‘The Going Was Good’ print here

Best Wishes from Me and Theo at the seaside 🙂

Roo

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Busy Busy Busy!

The primroses are out in my garden, and I am back to having my barefoot evening stroll in the woods, listening to the birds singing their evening songs….

This Spring I’ll be busy in my studio with Bespoke paintings, as I’m now booked up until April 2024!!

Obviously no sneak peaks of works in progress, but here is a little gallery of some recent commissions…

‘Hug’ for Theo 2023; ‘Moondust’ for Karen 2023; ‘Amore a Prima Vista’ for John and Dawn 2022 and ‘D&K’ for Duncan 2022
You can take a closer look at these, and find out more about how to commission your own Bespoke painting here.

New for April 2023!

‘By The River’ Limited Edition Print

Drift away with the flow and imagine yourself paddling, swimming, strolling, or simply lazing by the river….

This image of my original Shelf Portrait oil painting ‘By The River’ is available as a special Limited Edition Print.

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

The printed image measures 12 x 16 inches.

Buy ‘By The River’ here

Best Wishes,
Roo

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Paperback Painter

Snowdrops, Starlings and Jane Austen…

I had my first snowdrop sighting of 2022 yesterday on a very blustery coastal walk in Silverdale, also including snow, rain, sunshine, hail and a rainbow!!

After a quick paddle in the sea (trying and failing to stay upright in gale force winds!), joy of joys, my very first experience of a murmuration of starlings, at Jenny Brown’s Point, which settled just 50 yards from my feet before swooping off again, and later coming straight over our heads – what an astounding show!

My incredibly moving starling experience has encouraged me to dig out my binoculars and seek out some more bird focused walks.
Any recommendatio
ns most welcome!
You can bring a touch of the Wonder of Birds into your own home with this ‘Bird Life’ art print from my shop 🙂
Shop Bird Life range
I am very happy to have finished my new ‘Jane Austen’ Shelf Portrait last week, so it will be framed and ready for the Battersea Spring Affordable Art Fair in March, with Limited Edition prints being available from my exhibition open days at UPCO Otley on March 5th and May 1st.

Wishes for 2022

New Year Greetings!

I do hope you all had a cosy and delightful holiday season 🙂

I so enjoyed having various family members coming and going, feasting, playing games and chatting around the fire in my garden 🙂

One of the highlights of my winter break was a winding tour through the back streets of south-east London, with @monicaheeranart finding secret wild gardens and community murals.

This lovely old chap caught my eye, and has become the basis of my wishes for 2022:
To spend more time just being – watching the birds, wandering the moors – mainly to take a step back from the stresses of producing daily social media content and to be more of a real presence!


I will be touring my Calm and Collected exhibition (starting at UPCO in Otley in March /April dates to be announced soon!) and attending more book festivals around the country…


I would be delighted if you would let me know if you have a favourite local book festival, and I may see you there!

What are your wishes for 2022?

This Bespoke Shelf Portrait ‘Remarkable Books’ was one of my favourites this year.
I love the broad variety of titles and the way it reflects a lifetime of reading.


What books would you choose?


You can find out more about how to commission your own bespoke book shelf painting here 🙂

I hope any Scots amongst you found a small way to celebrate Hogmanay, with public celebration events being cancelled…

Here is my own little celebration of all things Scottish, from my painting ‘Scotland the Brave’, this set of mounted print, notebook and art card

Buy Scotland Set Here

Warmest Wishes for 2022 🙂

Roo