New Exhibition by Roo S Waterhouse in Hebden Bridge
Local artist Roo Waterhouse has a short exhibition of paintings at the newly opened Unit Three Gallery at Northlight Art Studios in Hebden Bridge. The exhibition will be opening on Friday 5th June from 6.30-8pm, and will run over the weekend of Saturday 6th June and Sunday 7th June, from 11am to 4pm.
Since graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2010, Roo has established herself as a figurative painter with a fascination towards poetic narrative, exhibiting widely across the North of England in solo exhibitions and in London galleries. She was a finalist in the Artist and Illustrator ‘Artist of the Year 2013’ show at The Mall Galleries, London. Her paintings are collected around the country.
This exhibition contains a series of new book paintings (‘Shelf-Portraits’) alongside some old favourites. All the paintings on show are on their way down to three galleries in London: ‘Unwritten Book’ has been accepted for the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery’s ‘Not the Royal Academy’ Show (8th June – 22nd August); Orso major Gallery in Waterloo will be stocking all Roo’s new ‘Shelf-Portrait’ paintings; and her larger scale ‘domestic’ paintings will be in an exhibition at Gallery98 Tower Bridge Road (12th June – 5th July).
Roo’s paintings are little personal poems, celebrating the significance of our treasured possessions. They each resonate with their own story and together form a narrative, an echo of personal and family identity. ‘’By capturing everyday objects and preserving them in paint I seek to pay homage to those things around us which we often may take for granted, and to remind us to stop and appreciate them.’’
Come and see her work before it all goes down to London!
Roo S Waterhouse at Unit Three Gallery
Open Saturday 6th June and Sunday 7th June , 11am-4pm
Unit Three Gallery
Northlight Art Studios
Hebden Bridge HX7 7BZ
Courtesy Roo S Waterhouse
I had such fun painting it 🙂
My shelfie-painted Little Free Library is now up and running on the cover of the Derby Book Festival brochure.
Many excellent comments from the Festival Launch!
My bookshelf paintings formally known as ‘Shelfies’
have had a re-branding ready for http://www.parallaxaf.co/ and will henceforth wish be known as…
this has a more professional air, and relates directly to the idea of traditional oil painting,
whereas ‘Shelfie’ automatically brings snapshot photography to mind….
And here’s the latest….
‘Unwritten Book 3’ rsw2015 oil on canvas 10″x20″ £325