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

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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 before Christmas 2023.  Painting outdoors in a popular public space gives lots of validity to art and it’s creation as people can see it being created […]

St Cloud Lakefront Paintings Exhibit

Tentatively planned for early December 2023 It’s early days on my grant supported Lakefront paintings project. Lot’s of paintings to do. Please subscribe to my mailing list to get the latest on when and where the exhibit will be.

“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 […]

Painting From the Row Boat

Painting from the row boat

In June I finally did what had been percolating in my mind for at least a year. Paint from my row boat. I row every  once in a while and consider myself capable. With that said, to start painting from the boat I did not need any extra gear than what I usually bring when […]

Awarded a United Arts 2023 Individual Artist Grant

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  In June my grant proposal, called “St Cloud Lakefront Outdoor Landscape Paintings”, to United Arts of Central Florida was accepted! Thank you so much United Arts for your support! Getting this grant is great news for me for more reasons than I will list, but for starters: A big local arts organization considers me, […]

Crealde 2023 Emerge Exhibit of Drawing and Painting Fellows and Studio Artists

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Four of Roland’s pieces were exhibited in this group show of my fellow Studio Artists and Fellows at the Crealde School of Art.  Yellow Flower and Apple still life. Oil on linen. 10x8in Vertical Sentinels at Alice Pond. Oil on canvas. 18x12in Landscape Puzzle. 24x18in. Oil on canvas.   Twelve Self Portrait Studies. Oil on Canvas. […]

Newsletter Issue 1

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Newsletter Issue 1 June 2023 Hello Here is a run down of my more recent artistic ventures, important events and doings that I think furthered my career as an artist. I won’t write about all the little things that have bolstered my art commitment except that many were enabling positive feelings  that helped me feel […]

Roland’s Featured Articles Published in Local Paper

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Two featured articles I wrote for fellow Crealde artists exhibits were published by the local paper the Osceola News Gazette and it’s online site . These exhibits were in local libraries and sponsored by Osceola Arts in their Art in Public Places program. I have been studying writing about art (Writing About Art, by Sayre […]