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Richard Rooker

R ROOKER ART

Richard Rooker Watercolorist Cleveland, WI

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My art education began with the art books my father would bring home for me when returning from work in New York City. It continued from spending years at the Art Institute in Chicago standing in awe of all the great artists, wishing I could paint like that. It has come from lesson after lesson from instructional DVDs. But probably the single greatest educator was simply practice. Experimenting and failing with an occasional success and then trying to remember what I did right. At some point I learned to keep records.

I had been accepted at the Art Institute of Chicago but at the eleventh hour I decided to enter the school of Architectural Design at the Univ. of Illinois, Chicago Circle Campus. After graduation and a tour in Vietnam, I was destined for a career in Engineering. My art was to be a past time, my private world away from the harshness of life.

After retiring from my working career in 2011, I decided to apply myself to my watercolor and art work with greater dedication, and have been rewarded beyond my hopes and wishes. I have taken great joy in completing several commissions for friends and family and continue to reach out to the art loving community.

My engineering background and aptitudes have dictated that my art should follow a rule of realism, and so it did. Then only recently did I come to realize, after experiencing some really great watercolor paintings, that a painting does not have to look like something but rather it needs to feel like something. And to that end I am endeavoring to relax my style and techniques, having the courage to let the medium do its will rather than hold it in confine.

R. Rooker

 

Ferrari by Richard Rooker

 

North Point by Richard Rooker

 

Dacota Indian Woman by Richard Rooker

 

The Ringer by Richard Rooker

 

Caddy by Richard Rooker

 

Bond by Richard Rooker

 

Aurora by Richard Rooker

 

Union Road by Richard Rooker

 

444 Scirocco by Richard Rooker

 

Jonesy by Richard Rooker

 

Scarlet Tanager by Richard Rooker

 

Rose Breasted Grosbeak by Richard Rooker

 

Indigo Bunting by Richard Rooker

 

Downy Woodpecker by Richard Rooker

 

American Robin by Richard Rooker

 

Black Capped Chickadee by Richard Rooker

 

Blue Jay by Richard Rooker

 

Cardinal by Richard Rooker

 

Cedar Waxwing by Richard Rooker

 

Overture by Richard Rooker

 

67 Bump Out by Richard Rooker

 

Old Habits by Richard Rooker

 

Woody by Richard Rooker

 

Carolina by Richard Rooker

 

Rosie by Richard Rooker

 

Blackburnian by Richard Rooker

 

White Throat by Richard Rooker

 

Chestnut by Richard Rooker

 

Indigo by Richard Rooker

 

Crowned by Richard Rooker

 

T-Bird by Richard Rooker

 

Dreaming by Richard Rooker

 

Surprise by Richard Rooker

 

Sunny Days by Richard Rooker

 

Blanco by Richard Rooker

 

Late Departure by Richard Rooker

 

Teton Dacota Indian Woman II by Richard Rooker

 

The Hiker by Richard Rooker

 

Eternal Light by Richard Rooker

 

My New Hat II by Richard Rooker

 

HONOR by Richard Rooker

 

An Apple A Day by Richard Rooker

 

Arizona Geeks by Richard Rooker

 

Reds Only by Richard Rooker

 

Ready About by Richard Rooker

 

Mesa by Richard Rooker

 

The Wave by Richard Rooker

 

Georgia by Richard Rooker