Roca Art Gallery of Watercolors, Pastels & Oil Paintings
Darío Roca Polo was born in France and has lived in such diverse places like Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, New York and Spain. He is currently residing in Barcelona, Spain, which gives him great subjects to inspire his paintings. He started painting with oils as a child but it was never more than a hobby. Worked in various industries like textiles, construction and consumer products, in various areas like sales, management, marketing, and advertising. Upon retirement, Darío took his first love more seriously, and has been developing his pastels and watercolor techniques for the last ten years. He enjoys pastels very much because he can paint with his fingers, which brings a different and more personal feel to his work. But his favorite is watercolors, probably because it was a personal challenge for him to master it, since it is regarded as one of the most complex mediums to work with.
“I paint to have fun, and to quench my thirst for art. It’s almost like an addiction,
or even an obsession, which I haven’t been able to stay away from”.