Roo Waterhouse Art

Roo Waterhouse Art

Roo Waterhouse paints book themed 'Shelf Portrait' oil paintings and produces this original range of greeting cards and notebooks from her paintings. 

About Roo: "Many years ago, while sitting by the fire in an old cottage deep in the Lake District perusing a shelf of dog-eared, Penguin paperbacks, I was thinking about how each book has a personality of its own. No two copies are alike. No two owners are alike. We each bring our own story to the reading of a book, and each find a different story within.

I started working on a series of paintings of bookshelves and this led to many conversations with viewers about which books they would have on their shelf and why. Thus the idea of building up a bookshelf reflecting one’s life and loves evolved, and the Shelf-Portrait was born!

It's just me, myself and I running Roo Waterhouse Art. I love to spend as much of my time as possible in my studio painting my 'Shelf-Portrait' oil paintings of treasured and bespoke bookshelves."
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