A word from Roland
I grew up in North Yorkshire as part of a large Caribbean family. My passion for making things and painting on almost anything – kitchen towels, canvas, wood, concrete blossomed from an early age and as I grew up it became a conduit for life’s stresses and challenges. I’d return to my art whenever I found myself needing a sanctuary and a reprieve from pressure.
I’ve always been a bit of a magpie of cultural influences. I remember being totally fascinated at school by Neolithic cave paintings, Art Deco, West Indian and African art. My life and work took me to France, Canada, Italy, Turkey, Bulgaria to name a few, and everywhere I found something local to be fascinated by.
Painting has always been the key to who I’m today. Painting for me is storytelling. The story takes precedent over shapes and colour. Also, painting is like dreaming – dreaming in multicolours, in bright images and perpetual restless movement.
These images hopefully will bring back memories of holidays taken in the Caribbean or Africa. I am sure my friends and colleagues at Group Travel World can help you create your own images when you book with them.
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