Lakefront Paintings Project St. Cloud City Hall Exhibit

February 12th – March 11th, 2024Ground Floor1300 9th St, St Cloud, FL 34769 All the pieces exhibited at the January 12th Marina exhibit were on display at the St. Cloud City Hall. A new idea for the City, exhibiting artwork. My artwork should be the first of many exhibits. My understanding is a gallery hanging […]

St. Cloud 2023 Lakefront Paintings Project Exhibit

Scarecrow Plein Air Painter

Go To Gallery of Exhibit Paintings Go To Gallery of Exhibit Paintings January 12th, 2024, 5 to 8 p.m. Marina Banquet Hall,1104 Lakeshore Blvd 34769 St. Cloud FL It was an impressive exhibit. If I do say so myself. Nicely displayed in a very large space that was not made for displaying artwork. Just over […]

Newsletter Issue 2

Newsletter 2 jan 2024 header

Newsletter Issue 2 January 2024 Thank you for being a subscriber to my newsletter and Happy New Year! Along with my regular inspired art creation there have been some big deal happenings for my artistic journey since my last newsletter (in June 2023) as I will describe below. Moving on, I met some of my […]

Exhibiting at the Winter Park Art Festival March 2024

Winter Park Art Festival Logo

Winter Park Art Festival accepted my submittal as an emerging artist for the March 2024 event. I am very happy about that. The Festival is said, by some, to be one of the biggest and important in the country. Bringing some 250,000 visitors.  It is a great start to my commitment to sell at Art […]

Group Show at University Club of Winter Park Jan-Feb 2024

Roland Cruse in front of his two monotype ink paintings hung at the University Club of Winter Park

Crealde Art School Fellows and Studio artists are exhibiting their works at the University Club. Two of my ink paintings (monotypes) are being shown. For sale at $130 each. Crealdé’s Painting & Drawing Exhibiting Studio Artists are: Roland Cruse Vera Gubnitskaia Paula Lupton Alison Wray   Crealdé’s Painting & Drawing Exhibiting Fellowship Artists are: Yasmin […]

St. Cloud Holiday Festival, Promoting the Lakefront Painting Project

Roland Cruse standing in front of his booth promoting his Lakefront Painting Project at the St Cloud Holiday Festival in Dec 2023

December 2nd – 3rd, 2023, I had a booth at the St. Cloud FL Holiday Festival to promote my Lakefront Painting Project. The first time, after many years, I’ve presented myself as an artist in a street festival. Hopefully the first of many. (Once upon a time I did caricatures and portraits on the street.) […]

Plein Air Painting at Nehrling Gardens Owl Prowl Art Event Oct. 2023


Nehrling Gardens, in Gotha, west of Orlando, had an art event in October, 2023, called Owl Prowl, Art and Wander, it may be a yearly thing, where art work is auctioned with a percentage of the sale goes to benefit the gardens. My work was accepted for auction plus I was accepted to be one of […]

SOBO: Free Expression Abstracts Exhibition

My “Color Selections” oil painting was accepted by the juried SOBO gallery Aug-Sept 2023 show “Free Expression Abstracts” located in the Winter Garden Art Association building in Winter Garden FL 

St Cloud Lakefront Paintings Project


The Project in a Nutshell Paint outdoors, plein air, anywhere along the two mile Lakefront Park from July to November creating a number of paintings and have an exhibit on January 12th  2024 at the Marina Banquet Hall, 1104 Lakeshore Blvd 34769, above Crabby Bill’s restaurant in St. Cloud.  Painting outdoors in a popular public […]

“Queen Duck” acrylic collage accepted in Juried OMA Platform Event

Queen Duck

Orlando Museum of Art Premiere Platform Artist Showcase July 28, 2023 My doodle inspired  “Queen Duck”  acrylic collage was accepted to be exhibited at OMA’s juried second “Platform” event on July 29, 2023. I am happy to say my “Muted Peach” was an excepted entry for the first Platform event in March 2023. OMA Platform […]