KRooneyPittsburgh

Artwork by Kathy Rooney & Ray Sokolowski

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · 135 Sales

KRooneyPittsburgh

Artwork by Kathy Rooney & Ray Sokolowski

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 135 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   This Shop features the respective works of art by Kathy Rooney and Ray Sokolowski who are wedded in life as well as in art. They work under one roof which is Rooney & Ray Arts, Inc. They have each created many figurative works for corporations, the film industry, institutions, and private art collectors. Highlights include an official Pittsburgh Steelers Mural replica, Pittsburgh landmarks, and nostalgic style sports illustrations by Kathy; Rehoboth Beach prints, Pittsburgh scenes, Italy paintings, and sculpture by Ray.

Announcement

This Shop features the respective works of art by Kathy Rooney and Ray Sokolowski who are wedded in life as well as in art. They work under one roof which is Rooney & Ray Arts, Inc. They have each created many figurative works for corporations, the film industry, institutions, and private art collectors. Highlights include an official Pittsburgh Steelers Mural replica, Pittsburgh landmarks, and nostalgic style sports illustrations by Kathy; Rehoboth Beach prints, Pittsburgh scenes, Italy paintings, and sculpture by Ray.

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Sharon Beaver

Sharon Beaver on Apr 11, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I love it! This charming print reflects the happy, carefree feel of the beach and boardwalk at Rehoboth Beach. Fast shipping and well packaged. Happy to be a repeat customer!

Sharon Beaver

Sharon Beaver on Apr 11, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Sisters enjoying their time together at the beach - so delightful. You can just feel the love and laughter. Well done, Ray. Thanks so much!

Sharon Beaver

Sharon Beaver on Jan 1, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

So excited to find this charming print of a spot near and dear to my heart! Shipped promptly, packaged well and exactly as described. Friendly and responsive shop owners. It was a treat to learn the background story of the print. Beautiful, bright and just totally makes me smile. Thanks so much!

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About

A merger of talent via the combined studio of Kathy Rooney & Ray Sokolowski provides a myriad of colorful, figurative art that is well known.

Rooney & Ray Arts, Inc. was formed by Kathy & Ray who are wedded in life and in art, as illustrator & fine artist. They have each created many artworks for corporations, the film industry, institutions, and private art collectors.

Vintage inspiration with modern appeal best describes KATHY ROONEY's illustration style. Her freelance business took off in 2001 when she was commissioned by the Pittsburgh Steelers to create a 62 ft. x 13 ft. digital mural depicting a panorama of Pittsburgh & its sports venues for the front of their Practice Facility. See a video presentation of the Steelers Mural: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haikAETSGVg  Having sold hundreds of prints, Gicleés of the mural are still popular among Steelers fans worldwide and can be found in her Shop section. Since creating the Mural, she has illustrated city scapes and maps for Duquesne University, Point Park University, Empire City Casino in New York. Kathy also created 11 historical illustrations for a feature science documentary, "UNDAUNTED, The Forgotten Giants of the Allegheny Observatory", a film that can be seen on PBS. See a film trailer of UNDAUNTED: http://undauntedthemovie.com/ Many of the historic Observatory images are available as note cards in this Shop. 

Kathy is a Board Member of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators.

RAY SOKOLOWSKI spent 25 years of his life working as Installation Specialist at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh where he contributed to the presentation of fine art works. By being able to touch and study the Masters up close, it was like he was mentored by them. He continues to work as a painter & sculptor and his work as been on extended display at The Heinz History Center Sports Museum in Pittsburgh, the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH, is a part of the permanent collections at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa in PA, St. Bonaventure University in NY and in numerous private collections such as Art Rooney, Jr. Ray was also commissioned to create four large paintings for noted Hollywood producer, Jimmy Miller. Ray's Shop section features prints of his paintings depicting his Pittsburgh South Side childhood, his travels in Italy, and views of Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Ray's most noted artistic achievement is a detailed cast sculpture of the vintage 23-member football team, "The 1923 Hope Harvey Football Club" which was the first Pittsburgh team managed & owned by the legendary Art Rooney. The 8ft. long sculpture is now a part of the Hardy Family Art Collection at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa. See a video of the Hope Harvey Sculpture on display at Nemacolin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7hDvKUcpkM A second edition of the sculpture is owned by an investment firm in Boston, MA. This sculpture was a part of the Pittsburgh Steelers 75th Anniversary Exhibit at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. For pictures and more info, please visit Ray's web portfolio page at: http://krooney.net/ray-sokolowski-sculpture/#jp-carousel-180

Ray is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and he also worked for 24 years at The Carnegie Museum of Art as Installation Specialist where he contributed to the presentation of fine art works.

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    Kathy Rooney is a freelance illustrator living & working in Pittsburgh along with Ray Sokolowski, her partner/husband, who is a painter & sculptor.

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