Dyan  Rook

           Dyan Rook is an artist currently residing in Wrentham, MA
           
         "Art has always been and I imagine will always be, a part of my life. Teaching art in the public schools for 34 years gave me the opportunity not only to inspire, but to be inspired. Being able to appreciate the loose and juicy watercolors of a middle schooler and the delight of a kindergartner who mixed red and blue and exclaimed, 'I made grape!' has been both an honor and a learning experience. It is this wonder and excitement that I strive to nurture and express through my own art. The ability to see the world through the eyes of a child again is only a dream, but to be witness to and savor those experiences small and mundane is a necessary catalyst for my art. The natural world has always been an inspiration. Painting on location whether in my own backyard or on trips with family and friends is a thrill. These experiences enrich my life and add the spice and textures which often help turn a simple soup into a rich stew.

       ​My compositions often incorporate a view through a window, combining what is happening inside and out. I believe this is a metaphor which lends itself to interpretations...conscious or unconscious...those intended by myself and those arrived at by the viewer. Capturing a glimpse of daily activity using people, animals, or still life as subject matter has become a favorite theme. Some paintings may hint at a story within....the beginning or the end?

       I enjoy painting with other artists whether in the context of a formal workshop or in the relaxed atmosphere of my studio, along with painting en plein air. I am an artist member of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society and the Cape Cod Art Association. Since I retired from teaching, I have enjoyed having more time to devote to my art, and have been honored to win awards in juried competitions. Art is the window through which I witness and celebrate the unusual and the ordinary. Painting is sometimes exasperating, often gratifying and always an opportunity to observe, understand and learn." — Dyan  Rook

"Wickford Stroll (Wickford Village, RI)" 8" X 8" acrylic , framed in black   $300

"Harvest" 8"x 10" acrylic, framed  $350

"Farm Fresh" 6"x 6" acrylic, matted in black frame 
under glass   $250

"Bright Eyes" 6"x 6" acrylic, matted in black frame under glass   $250

"The Critic" 8"x 8" acrylic in black frame   $300

"Tulip Time" 8"x 8" acrylic in black frame  $300

"St Mark's" 12"x 12" acrylic on canvas in maple floating frame   $475

"The Standout" 12"x 12" acrylic in mahogany frame  $475 

"Wash Day (Warren,RI)" 12"x 12" acrylic  in mahogany frame   $475

"Catching Some Rays" 10"x 14" acrylic matted in gold frame   $500

"Waiting" 6"x 6" acrylic matted in black frame under glass   $250

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