What The Dickens!

The leaves are turning here in the lovely Colden Valley. It is such a blessing to be able to start my day with a stroll through the beech, oak and Scots Pines ūüôā
While browsing for a link to put with this photo, I came across a blog about the hidden gems of this lovely valley.¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Have a look here.¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† But don’t tell everyone how lovely it is!!

New Limited Edition Print:

What The Dickens!

Now available in an edition of 100 Fine Art Giclee Prints

I love the warm tones of the worn leather and the way the gilded text shines out of the spines on these Dickens books.
Prepare yourself for an atmospheric Dickensian Christmas this year!

(remember to use the code EARLYXMAS23 for 10% off!)

 

A date for your diaries:

Northlight Winter Fair

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December
10.30am – 5pm
with a dozen or more of your favourite Northlight Artists, along with refreshments, raffle and an art activity ūüôā
Yes, there will be MULLED WINE!

The Winter Fair is just one of the arty things happening all around Hebden bridge as part of the
Hebden Bridge Open Studios Winter Weekend

Follow¬†@northlight_studio¬†@hbopenstudios¬†and¬†#hebdenmakeschristmas¬†on instagram for more news from all those taking part…

Getting Christmas sorted early….

To encourage you to get Christmas sorted early, I am offering you an exclusive¬†10% off¬†throughout my website shop from now until the 4th December ūüôā

Simply add the code: EARLYXMAS23 to your basket…

With Best Wishes
Roo

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

Roo’s Shop

Rainbows on the Horizon….

‘Every Grain of Rice’ 2022 Roo Waterhouse, oil on canvas 30x60cm
Are you a fan of arranging books by colour?
I wouldn’t usually approve (apart from when it comes to¬†Penguin Paperbacks, of course!), but I think it works fabulously on this¬†shelf of cookbooks in my friend Cath’s kitchen!
This new¬†Shelf Portrait¬†painting ‘Every Grain Of Rice’ is now on show and on sale at¬†Wychwood Gallery¬†in Oxfordshire ūüôā
CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA No.2
My most popular design, ‘Rainbow Penguins’, is now available as a¬†Tote Bag ūüôā
A lovely¬†100% cotton bag with plenty of room and long handles for carrying on your shoulder…
Shop Rainbow Tote

(Reasonably) Calm and Collected!

¬†Hello ūüôā

Phew! It’s been a busy old week…

Preparations for my¬†Calm and Collected Exhibition¬†this weekend are well underway and I’ve been buzzing about collecting paintings, framing prints, writing blurbs, and generally trying to pull everything together! As well as still working on a painting I would like to show (there will be a Wet Paint warning!!)

I had a great afternoon browsing around the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea while collecting some paintings. Such a variety of art on display. The highlight for me was the wonderful seaside light and atmosphere reflected in the colours of the buildings in the paintings of Camille Dowse

I managed to find time for family and nature¬†too with a Thames-side walk¬†in the morning sun,¬†admiring¬†the autumn colours in the park in the afternoon and a family¬†feast¬†in the evening¬†ūüôā

In celebration of my own architectural heritage (my great-great grandfather being the prolific, much admired Victorian architect¬†Alfred Waterhouse) I have now published a series of 100¬†Limited Edition Mounted Prints¬†of the original shelf portrait painting ‘Architectural Heritage’ and they are available to buy in my shop ūüôā
Shop Architectural Heritage Print Here

There will be a preview evening of Calm and Collected
on Thursday 28th October from 6pm to 8pm
to which you are all invited.
The exhibition is then open on Friday 29th, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st from 11am to 5pm.

I look forward to seeing you¬†ūüôā

Belated New Year Greetings!

Just about got this newsletter out before the end of January!!

‘Sarah’s Room’ ¬©RooWaterhouseArt2019 12×16″ oil on canvas

2019 was a very busy year for Roo Waterhouse Art, with bespoke Shelf-Portrait paintings for clients in London, Derby, and around Yorkshire, including a couple of extra special ones commissioned through publishers at Penguin Random House (but I can‚Äôt yet tell you who for!). For more information about Bespoke Shelf Portrait take a look here. Great Shelf Portrait painting sales at the Affordable Art Fairs in Battersea and Hampstead last spring and summer, many thanks to Nicholas Bowlby Fine Art, also at Frivoli Gallery, Chiswick and The Yorkshire Gallery, Halifax. Very pleased to have some large scale ‚ÄėBelongings‚Äô painting sales too, including one to the USA.¬†

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