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
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Wonderful words!

”Public accomplishments and hidden secrets. Old Friends and loves lost. Simple jokes and profound truths. This bookshelf encapsulates half a century of the inside of my head. More intimate and more telling than any facial portrait could ever be.

As tromp d’oeil, only the larger than life scale gives the game away. Roo’s talent is to both abstract and reproduce the worn history of these much loved books. Working with Roo was a delight, her care and artistic judgement shining through at every step.”

Tim Hampson on bespoke commission ‘Properties of Matter’ ©rsw2018

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Derby Book Festival Fun!

A lovely weekend full of book-lovers at Derby Book Festival book fair. Great fun to select the winner of the ‘Shelfie’ photograph competition!

img_20180609_102359141….my stall at the book fair

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‘1066 and All That’

My latest commission, for the Dunbar family, looking quite at home! I soooo enjoyed painting this one….

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New! Limited Edition large-scale Giclee prints now available from Spirals!

Excited to announce that my new large-scale Limited Edition Giclee prints, professionally framed in solid oak, are now available from Spirals in Hebden Bridge..

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‘Build a Girl’ Limited Edition Giclee print, framed in solid oak (31x61cm)

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‘Metamorphosis’ Limited Edition Giclee print, framed in solid oak (41x41cm)

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Shelf-portraits at Living Room Literature

Lovely to see my shelf-portraits hanging on Sarah Wah’s wall at ‘Living Room Literature’

I hope they inspire some creative literary conversations among her students!

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Sarah runs bespoke literature courses in the cosy setting of her living room.

What a fabulous idea! http://www.livingroomliterature.com/