New work racing to the finish line for Affordable Art Fair Battersea

‘Shackleton’s Hut’ ©RooWaterhouseArt oil on canvas 16×16″

This new Shelf-Portrait ‘Shackleton’s Hut’ was inspired by a shelf of battered Penguin books I came across in the reconstructed Antarctic explorers’ hut in the penguiin enclosure at London Zoo!! I’m very happy to say that it is finished and ready for showing at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea this March, with Nicholas Bowlby Fine Art.

Racing to the finish line is a Shelf Portrait for the keen gardener ‘Saturday in my Garden’. I’m enjoying painting in some classic William Morris wallpaper in the background 🙂

‘Saturday in my Garden’ ©RooWaterhouseArt – work in progress…

Another one on its way is ‘Whizzer and Chips’…….

‘Whizzer and Chips’ ©RooWaterhouseArt – work in progress….

‘Morris Minor’ with added cherry blossom…

Thrilled to have delivered my latest bespoke Shelf-Portrait ‘Morris Minor’ to the lovely Mel 🙂

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I so enjoyed painting this one – it has some favourites of mine in, including a Duane Michals catalogue from an exhibition in Oxford I saw, a collection of Roger McGough poetry and, of course, the obligatory iconic Observers book.

…and doesn’t her garden look lovely scattered with cherry blossom!

Things Can Only Get Better

I was very busy in the run up to Christmas, completing five new bespoke Shelf-Portrait oil painting commissions.

Mission Accomplished!! So now that they have been delivered and given to their new owners, I can share them with you….

This one is called ‘Things Can Only Get Better’….

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‘Things Can Only Get Better’ for Sharon C. rsw2018

NEW!- Limited Edition Giclee prints

Limited Edition full size Giclee prints of selected original ‘Shelf-Portrait’ oil paintings now available at

The Yorkshire Gallery, Halifax; at Spirals, Hebden Bridge,

or contact me below to order direct…

‘Properties of Matter’

Down to London last week to deliver my latest bespoke Shelf-Portrait,

‘Properties of Matter’

My largest book painting to date at 50×100″ it was an absolute joy to paint 🙂

Very pleased with the result, as is the new owner!

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Full page in the i…

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Thrilled that the i picked up on the Yorkshire Post feature and gave me a whole page in a national daily 🙂