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 – La Lucha Libre

Mick Rooney

La Lucha Libre

Oil on Canvas

12 x 10 inches

£3250

Mick Rooney – The Devils Occulist

Mick Rooney

The Devils Occulist

Etching / Aquatint / Collograph

£925

Mick Rooney – The Child in the Moon

Mick Rooney

The Child in the Moon

Gouache on Paper

10 x 8 inches

£2650

Mick Rooney – Window Wonders

Mick Rooney

Window Wonders

Oil on Canvas

12 x 10 inches

£3200

Mick Rooney – The Drifting Boat

Mick Rooney

The Drifting Boat

Gouache/Tempera on paper

7.75 x 9 inches

£2350

Mick Rooney – Dreaming Debris

Mick Rooney

Dreaming Debris

Gouache/Tempera on paper

11 x 21 inches

£3400

Mick Rooney – The Butterfly’s Message

Mick Rooney

The Butterfly's Message

Gouache on Paper

15 x 12 inches

£3600

Mick Rooney – Les Pompiers

Mick Rooney

Les Pompiers

Gouache/Tempera

13 x 10 inches

£3500

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