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Every Grain of Rice by Roo Waterhouse


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Every Grain of Rice by Roo Waterhouse [2022]


Oil on Canvas

Image size: H:30 cm x W:60 cm

Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:30 cm x W:60 cm x D:3.5cm

Frame Size: H:35 cm x W:65 cm x D:4cm

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Every Grain of Rice is an original realist painting by artist Roo Waterhouse. Depicting a shelf of books ranging from cookery cooks to travel books all centred around Asian food culture. Bright and vivid colours will lots of Typographic detail is featured in this work as we see the shelf of books set against a patterned wallpaper of lemons. Sold in a dark woodgrain frame.

Hello, I am Roo Waterhouse, an artist based in the wooded valleys of Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. In my Shelf Portrait Book Paintings I celebrate the joys of the physical book. I love the connection we feel when we hold our treasured editions. I am fascinated with the way the books on our shelves hold on to the stories of our lives. I grew up surrounded by beautiful books. After a Foundation year at Chelsea School of Art, I went on to study Typographic Design, hence my love of hand rendering lettering. After moving from London up to Yorkshire I returned to Art college and discovered the joys of oil painting. It wasn’t long before my love of books and my love of lettering joined together with the innovation of the Shelf Portrait. I especially enjoy painting Bespoke Shelf Paintings, where clients choose their most treasured books to be painted together in a celebration of their lives and loves. You can see my latest book paintings exhibited at Affordable Art Fairs in London with Nicholas Bowlby Fine Art. I also like to share the joy of book love with my range of Shelf Portrait Prints, Gifts and Cards, available here in my shop. You can find my greeting cards for sale in independent book shops around the UK.  Perfect for all the bibliophiles in your life You will occasionally find me at Book Festivals where I love to chat with visitors about their favourite reads…

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