Rocco Pisto earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Eastern Michigan University in 1974. He is the current President of the Michigan Watercolor Society. Rocco has been a painter for over four decades. As a painter for over forty years, I never tire of the experimental process of starting a piece and solving the design problems along the way to make it a finished work. Spontaneity, discovery, individuality, analysis, visual balance, contrast and contradiction all summarize my thought process. I find that no two paintings are the same, and I cannot paint the same thing twice. My technique of painting abstractly by dripping, pouring, splashing and brushing paint allows the work to evolve until it meets my criteria of what constitutes a successful piece of art. The adrenaline of marking pristine, white Arches Watercolor paper with paint is a euphoric process that never loses its newness or interest.” ---Rocco Pisto
Rocco's ArtPrize Entries
These are Rocco's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Rocco's Past Work
These are images of past work that Rocco has done.