”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
A lovely weekend full of book-lovers at Derby Book Festival book fair. Great fun to select the winner of the ‘Shelfie’ photograph competition!
….my stall at the book fair
…’Derby Book Festival’ Shelf-Portrait
My latest commission, for the Dunbar family, looking quite at home! I soooo enjoyed painting this one….
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..
‘Build a Girl’ Limited Edition Giclee print, framed in solid oak (31x61cm)
‘Metamorphosis’ Limited Edition Giclee print, framed in solid oak (41x41cm)
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!
Sarah runs bespoke literature courses in the cosy setting of her living room.
What a fabulous idea! http://www.livingroomliterature.com/
New homes for ‘Figaro’ and ‘Penguin among the Pelicans’ – I do find it such a privileged to be able to do what I love and have other people appreciate it!!