Each summer more than twenty years, Rod Cook has had a one man show of watercolors at Rehoboth Beach. These exhibitions have been an enormous success. The subject of Rod’ s art has been the Delaware shore line as well as the farms and towns of the Delmarva Peninsula. Recently, he has returned to more urban themes with an emphasis on industrial forms like power plants, bridges, and ships.
Rod has been active in the Baltimore art scene since the 1980s, having painted many large murals inside and outside public buildings. Numerous corporate and private collections feature his Baltimore and Washington urban landscapes.
He has been known as an energetic teacher for many years. He currently teaches drawing, painting, and design at Maryland Institute College of Art, at Stevenson University, and for the Community Colleges of Baltimore County. Managing five to seven courses each semester at three institutions makes every minute painting an intense but private and relaxing pleasure.