Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside :-)

Here’s a sneak peek at some details of  the new Shelf Portrait painting that I finished this week:
‘Beside The Seaside’

I especially enjoyed painting the shells and pebbles, as well as the detail of Hokusai’s ‘

The Great Wave off Kanagawa‘, possibly the world most famous woodblock print, on the cover of Iris Murdoch’s ‘

The Sea, The Sea


Once it’s dried and varnished it will be off down to London for the 

 on Hampstead Heath in May.
I’ll be going down with it, and I’m looking forward to venturing into the
Hamptead ponds for a swim 🙂

Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside!
I do like to be beside the sea!
Oh I do like to stroll along the Prom, Prom, Prom!
Where the brass bands play, “Tiddely-om-pom-pom!”

I’m not sure there’s much of a chance of catching a brass band on the prom these days, but I don’t think that would stop me from heading to the seaside if I had half a chance!

Easter holidays is the classic time to head for the coast, I wonder where you might all be off to? I’m hoping for a day trip to Formby beach – a beautiful spot with pine forest, sand dunes, miles of sandy beach and even the chance of spotting a red squirrel 🙂

Above is a sketch I did there last Easter – I can’t believe it was so sunny!!

The lovely warm sunshine we had here on Sunday seems like such a distant memory! Pootling in my garden, I was happy to see a few fluffy bumble bees buzzing about 🙂
Why not spread some bee love this Spring with the warm, bumble-bee colours in my ‘
ABC of Bees‘ range of prints and cards!

I also had a lovely stroll up through the woods to gather wild garlic, and made this delicious 

for my lunch 🙂

Wishing you all a relaxing Spring Break 🙂

Best Wishes,

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,

Visit Roo’s Website

Down to Earth

This summer I spent a wonderful few days with my grown up children in a beautiful wooden yurt at Henbant Farm in Caernarfon. Plenty of wandering about the land, watching the birds and the bees, and browsing all the inspiring planet-friendly books on the shelves of the common room outbuilding.

Our time there inspired these two Shelf Portrait paintings: ‘Down to Earth’ and ‘ABC of Bees’, which are now heading down to London to be on show with Nicholas Bowlby Gallery at The Autumn Affordable Art Fair in Battersea, October 21st-24th

Down to Earth ©2021RooWaterhouse 12×16″ oil on canvas


ABC of Bees ©2021RooWaterhouse 12×16″ oil on canvas

I’ve used the beautiful nature-inspired wallpaper patterns of Hannah Nunn for the backgrounds, which help set the mood perfectly 🙂

Look out for Limited Edition Prints coming soon!! Hopefully in time for ‘Calm and Collected’, my solo exhibition of recent paintings at Northlight Artspace in Hebden Bridge…..