Roland is an alumnus of Rhode Island School of Design where he studied drawing and architecture. As a result of his course studies, many of his paintings have an incredibly detailed, illustration type of character. Along with detail there is complementary attention to color, balance, and tone.
The artist’s source of inspiration are landscapes, seascapes and painting textures that convey movement and life. Of late, Roland is experimenting with palette knife techniques which are totally opposite to a detail illustration style. The ambition is to combine the two styles together into a “abstract realism” composition.
Roland spent the first half of his life in New England, thus there is a fondness for seascape, water, and winter subjects in his paintings. However, for the last 30 years he has resided in Napa expanding his subject matter to include a variety of wine country themes.
The chosen mediums for Roland’s art are acrylic, pen and ink, and pastel.
“I am blessed beyond words to have lived in two incredibly beautiful areas of our country offering almost unlimited inspiration for my paintings.”