What The Dickens……!

Click on the image above to view a little film of me painting along to a Dickensian theme tune ūüôā

Full steam ahead….

I’m currently nose to the grindstone getting new paintings ready for an exhibition with¬†Nicholas Bowlby Fine Art¬†at¬†Green and Stone¬†in Chelsea. The exhibition runs from 20th to the 27th June, so do pop in to see my latest work alongside some other inspiring artists’ work ūüôā

It has been a revelation for me to listen to¬† Dickens’¬†Tale of Two Cities¬†on my headphones as I¬†paint ¬†‘What the Dickens!’ (pictured in progress above) – so much more interesting than one badly recited sentence at a time in school lessons!!

I am excited to have this Jane Austen mini notebook up in my website shop now, and I will soon be announcing the addition of Jane Austen Limited Edition prints Рso watch this space!
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Stage Two:

Here’s a view of what my paintings look like before I get to the typography stage….

Beatification: work in progress

I’m enjoying researching the best of the Beat generation for this painting. I’m currently listening to¬†On The Road¬†by Jack Kerouac as I paint….

And now back to the grindstone…….!!
Best Wishes,
Roo

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¬†ūüôā
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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.

Calm and Collected

There is a definite change in the light and the colours up on the moors this week.

Things are starting to feel more autumnal as October marches on, towards…….

A solo exhibition in Hebden Bridge¬†ūüôā

Things are hotting up in my studio as I focus on getting a series of new paintings ready for my solo exhibition Calm and Collected at Northlight Artspace at the end of this month.

My Shelf Portrait paintings of collected possessions (not just books!) hold a reassuring stillness and calm. Conjuring up memories, they give us a chance to reflect upon what is important to us in our daily lives and histories.
In my bookshelf paintings I celebrate a love of books Рtheir power, their magic, the joy and the heartbreak they can give us.

There will be plenty of new bookshelves to browse and a series of new domestic shelves (sneak peek below!).

There will be a preview evening 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

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 ‚ÄėShelf-Portrait‚Äô oil paintings now available at

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

or contact me below to order direct…


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