Mick Rooney RA

Born in 1944 and studied at Sutton and Wimbledon Colleges of Art, the Royal College of Art and The British School in Rome. He has taught at several art colleges in the UK and has been Head of Painting at the Royal Academy Schools. He was elected Royal Academician in 1991.
Mick Rooney’s work strives to continue a narrative, poetic, humanistic tradition in painting. Mankind is central to his work; sometimes in stories from his own personal history, his travels and small events of the everyday. His paintings explore the inner mythologies, neurosis, dreams and secrets that are so much a part of today’s social landscape.
‘His [Rooney’s] engagement is to humanity at large; his allegiance is to art at large. His delight is in what paint can do and how it can deliver, again and again in so many different ways, what the imagination will conceive.’
Professor Norbert Lynton
He has had many solo and joint exhibitions in the UK and Europe and the USA. His work is in many public collections throughout the world including: ‘The Financial Times’, A J Kearney, London Transport, De Beers, Foundation Ralli (Punta del Este, Uruguay), the Gulbenkian Foundation and the Jerwood Foundation. Also, he has work in private collections including: Sir Paul McCartney, Michael Mann, Paul Theroux, HM Queen Elizabeth II, Royal College of Art and Barings Bank.

Mick Rooney – Painted Pelts

Mick Rooney

Painted Pelts

Gouache/Tempera on paper

10 x 8 inches

£2,950

Mick Rooney – The Vortex Trio

Mick Rooney

The Vortex Trio

Gouache/Tempera on paper

11 x 18.5 inches

£3,950

Mick Rooney – Medusa’s Child

Mick Rooney

Medusa’s Child

Gouache/Tempera on paper

19 x 13 inches

£4950

Mick Rooney – A Message for the Fishes

Mick Rooney

A Message for the Fishes

Gouache/tempera on paper

10 x 8 inches

£2950

Mick Rooney – The Dragon’s Child

Mick Rooney

The Dragon's Child

Gouache/tempera on paper

10 x 8 inches

£2950

Mick Rooney – Harvesting the Creature Tree

Mick Rooney

Harvesting the Creature Tree

Gouache/tempera on paper

10 x 8 inches

£2950

Mick Rooney – The Famous Siren Choir

Mick Rooney

The Famous Siren Choir

Oil on Canvas

18 x 16 inches

£7,250

Mick Rooney – Spectators at a Race

Mick Rooney

Spectators at a Race

Oil on Canvas

16 x 14 inches

£6,950

Mick Rooney – Something Approaches

Mick Rooney

Something Approaches

Oil on Canvas

12 x 10 inches

£4,750

Mick Rooney – Making Friends

Mick Rooney

Making Friends

Oil on Canvas

12 x 10 inches

£5,250

Mick Rooney – Troubled Dream

Mick Rooney

Troubled Dream

Gouache/tempera on paper

11.5 x 9 inches

£3,400

Mick Rooney – A Sense of Protection

Mick Rooney

A Sense of Protection

Gouache/tempera on paper

20 x 14.5 inches

£5,750

Mick Rooney – A Well-Known Lullaby

Mick Rooney

A Well-Known Lullaby

Gouache/tempera on paper

26 x 20 inches

£6,900

Mick Rooney – They await a sign from the Gods

Mick Rooney

They await a sign from the Gods

Gouache/tempera on paper

19 x 14.5 inches

£5,750

Mick Rooney – Spilled Planet

Mick Rooney

Spilled Planet

Gouache/tempera on paper

19 x 31 inches

£8,000

Mick Rooney – Galloping Somewhere

Mick Rooney

Galloping Somewhere

Gouache/tempera on paper

26 x 19 inches

£6,900

Mick Rooney – Understanding the Message

Mick Rooney

Understanding the Message

Gouache/tempera on paper

19 x 13 inches

£5,750

Mick Rooney – Waiting and Wondering

Mick Rooney

Waiting and Wondering

Oil on Canvas

60 x 40 inches

£22,500

Mick Rooney – In Both Directions

Mick Rooney

In Both Directions

Gouache/Tempera on paper

15 x 12 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – The Anniversary

Mick Rooney

The Anniversary

Gouache/tempera on paper

10 x 8 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – The Hands of the Gods

Mick Rooney

The Hands of the Gods

Gouache/tempera on paper

10 x 8 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – The Fleeing Children Machine

Mick Rooney

The Fleeing Children Machine

Gouache/tempera on paper

10 x 8 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – A Small Apocalypse with Performing Bear

Mick Rooney

A Small Apocalypse with Performing Bear

Gouache/tempera on paper

8.5 x 11.5 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Rudderless Ark

Mick Rooney

Rudderless Ark

Gouache/tempera on paper

11.5 x 10.5 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Setting Out and Standing Still

Mick Rooney

Setting Out and Standing Still

Gouache/tempera on paper

28 x 23.5 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – The Last of the Desert Mothers

Mick Rooney

The Last of the Desert Mothers

Gouache/tempera on paper

23 x 36 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – From the Sea a Sprite called Emily

Mick Rooney

From the Sea a Sprite called Emily

Gouache/tempera on paper

26 x 20 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Mycology March

Mick Rooney

Mycology March

Oil on Canvas

12 x 10 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Child Before an Expectant Scene

Mick Rooney

Child Before an Expectant Scene

Gouache / Tempera on Paper

9.5 x 6 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Floating Circus

Mick Rooney

Floating Circus

Gouache / Tempera on Paper

5.5 x 8 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Exhausted Mother Skipping Child

Mick Rooney

Exhausted Mother Skipping Child

Gouache on Paper

5.5 x 8 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – First Attempt of Eden

Mick Rooney

First Attempt of Eden

Gouache on Paper

7 x 8.5 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Young Orpheus

Mick Rooney

Young Orpheus

Gouache on Paper

6 x 7.5 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – The Kissing Fish

Mick Rooney

The Kissing Fish

Gouache on Paper

10 x 7.5 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – The Sisters Playing With Dreams

Mick Rooney

The Sisters Playing With Dreams

Oil on Canvas

16 x 14 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Detritus Dream

Mick Rooney

Detritus Dream

Gouache on Paper

9 x 7 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – The Land Of Hide And Seek

Mick Rooney

The Land Of Hide And Seek

Gouache/Tempera on paper

14 x 20 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – The Boyhood Of Adam

Mick Rooney

The Boyhood Of Adam

Gouache on Paper

25 x 19 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Controlling Autumn

Mick Rooney

Controlling Autumn

Gouache on Paper

21 x 33 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – The Uncertain Kitchen

Mick Rooney

The Uncertain Kitchen

Gouache on Paper

24 x 19 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Butterfly Gathering

Mick Rooney

Butterfly Gathering

Gouache on Paper

14 x 21 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Understanding Nature

Mick Rooney

Understanding Nature

Gouache on Paper

11 x 8 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – The Listening Tree

Mick Rooney

The Listening Tree

Oil on Canvas

20 x 16 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Pompier Heroes

Mick Rooney

The Pompier Heroes

Gouache on Paper

6 x 5 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – So He May See More

Mick Rooney

So He May See More

Gouache on paper

25 x 19 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – The Season of Gifts

Mick Rooney

The Season of Gifts

Gouache/Tempera on paper

8 x 6 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – A Gentle Communion

A Gentle Communion

Gouache Tempera on Paper

10 x 7.5 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – The Devil’s Occulist

The Devil's Occulist

Etching Collograph Watercolour

9.5 x 12.5 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Though he has changed, she loves him still

Mick Rooney

Though he has changed, she loves him still

Gouache/Tempera on paper

6 x 9 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – The Walled Garden

Mick Rooney

The Walled Garden

Gouache

21 x 17 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – The Posthorn Gallop

Mick Rooney

The Posthorn Gallop

Gouache

20 x 32 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – The Mermaids Adieu

Mick Rooney

The Mermaids Adieu

Gouache on paper

11 x 7 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – The Divers Song

Mick Rooney

The Divers Song

Gouache

17 x 13 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – The Nordic Lullaby

Mick Rooney

The Nordic Lullaby

Gouache

9 x 7 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – The New Gift

Mick Rooney

The New Gift

Gouache

9 x 7 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – The Fishes Tale

Mick Rooney

The Fishes Tale

Gouache

9 x 7 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – The Angel Passing

Mick Rooney

The Angel Passing

Oil

24 x 18 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Super Champ

Mick Rooney

Super Champ

Gouache

14.5 x 12 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Spanish Duo

Mick Rooney

Spanish Duo

Soft ground etching and body

8 x 6 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – She and the Tree

Mick Rooney

She and the Tree

Oil

24 x 36 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Secrets of the Night

Mick Rooney

Secrets of the Night

Gouache/Tempera

11 x 7 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Room of Curiousities

Mick Rooney

Room of Curiousities

Oil

18 x 20 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Ring Craft

Mick Rooney

Ring Craft

Gouache

9 x 7 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Neptunes Jar

Mick Rooney

Neptunes Jar

Gouache

9 x 7 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Musical Evening

Mick Rooney

Musical Evening

Gouache/Tempera

9 x 11.5 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Midnight Birdsong

Mick Rooney

Midnight Birdsong

Oil

28 x 24 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Landing the Catch by Moonlight

Mick Rooney

Landing the Catch by Moonlight

Tempera/Gouache on Paper

9 x 7.75 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Hoop-la

Mick Rooney

Hoop-la

Gouache

9 x 7 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Exercising the Fish

Mick Rooney

Exercising the Fish

Oil

28 x 42 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Clown Business

Mick Rooney

Clown Business

Gouache

9 x 7 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Celestial Bout

Mick Rooney

Celestial Bout

Oil

24 x 18 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Archangel

Mick Rooney

Archangel

Gouache

9 x 16 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – A Kitchen of Surprises

Mick Rooney

A Kitchen of Surprises

Gouache

9 x 7 inches

sold