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 – Just Waiting

Mick Rooney

Just Waiting

Gouach/Tempera

10 x 7.5 inches

£1900

Mick Rooney – Electric Ocean

Mick Rooney

Electric Ocean

Gouach/Tempera

9.5 x 7 inches

£1900

Mick Rooney – Galloping Somewhere

Mick Rooney

Galloping Somewhere

Gouache/tempera on paper

26 x 19 inches

£6,900

Mick Rooney – Grand Entrance to the City

Mick Rooney

Grand Entrance to the City

Tempera Gouache on Paper

9.5 x 8 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – He Dreams Amongst the Coral

Mick Rooney

He Dreams Amongst the Coral

Tempera Gouache on Paper

9.5 x 8 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – Language

Mick Rooney

Language

Gouache on Tempera

10 x 7 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – In Both Directions

Mick Rooney

In Both Directions

Gouache/Tempera on paper

15 x 12 inches

sold

Mick Rooney – The Dragon’s Child

Mick Rooney

The Dragon's Child

Gouache/tempera on paper

10 x 8 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 – Harvesting the Creature Tree

Mick Rooney

Harvesting the Creature Tree

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 – 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