Hebden Bridge artist invents new art genre “Shelf Portrait”

Inventing a new artistic genre is quite a feat, especially when it’s one that has mass appeal and a snappy title.
Yet tucked away on the top floor of Northlight Studios in Hebden Bridge, Roo Waterhouse is largely oblivious to the achievement.
“I’ve never really thought of them like that,” she says of her splendid Shelf Portraits that are sending book lovers into a frenzy.
The oil paintings capture people’s most treasured books, usually lined up on a shelf with the spines on display.
Roo describes them as a “colourful glimpse into individual lives: little personal poems celebrating the... read more

 
20 January 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 33
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