Fran Roelands-Creamery Road Gallery
Fine Art that is Modern, Meaningful and Uplifting

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(posted on 24 Nov 2022)

We’ve already had a good dumping of snow and a bit of a small thaw! These scenes have been giving me so much painting inspiration!

I have two locations where my current selection of original paintings are for sale for this Christmas season.

The Ailsa Craig Arts Center is announcing a Christmas Shoppe for the month of December. My work will be available for sale there among an amazing group of local artists. 

As well, I have original artwork for sale in the Gallery at Leanne Rood’s Constituency Office located on Front Street in Strathroy ON.

Please call or text me at 519-870-6519 if you would like me to join you at a gallery or if you have any questions šŸ¤“

I also have a selection of archival geclee prints on hand that are for sale. Check out my “Prints for sale”Gallery on my website. My latest painting “ Bessie and Leona “ is now available in print and will make its’s debut at the Ailsa Craig Arts Center this Christmas season. Print Orders take about 2 weeks and gift certificates are a great option too!

 

I am excited to announce that my latest painting “Bessie and Leona” has been completed for the New Lutheran Ritz Villa Nursing Home in Mitchell ON. What a pleasure it has been to create a work that will resonate with residents of the Rural Village for years to come!

(posted on 24 Sep 2022)

As the cooler weather settles in, I find myself especially busy in my studio!

After completing a large rural scene for a client, I’m thrilled to be starting a vibrant new work!

I’ve been selected to create a large rural scene for the brand new Lutheran Ritz Villa in Mitchell Ontario. This new senior’s facility is comprised of 4 Villages and I am gratefully excited to be a part of this amazing development!

At the moment I am working on the value sketches and will soon start the colour sketches! It’s all valuable time spent in preparation for a thoughtful composition for the final painting. I’ll keep you posted on it’s progress šŸ¤“

As a reminder, a great selection of my original paintings are hanging in Strathroy at a beautiful Gallery in Leanne Rood’s Constituency Office at 65 Front Street West. The hours are 10-4 from Monday to Thursday.

I will be bringing home another sold painting this week for a client. If you’d like to see my work, you are welcome to go in and browse. If you’re interested in a piece, I will gladly meet you there to discuss the story of how it came into being and answer any other questions that you may have. Just contact me at 519-870-6519.

Happy Autumn!

Fran

(posted on 3 Jun 2022)

It was a great day for charity and togetherness!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Women’s Rural Resource Center today.

There was a great crowd at Leanne Rood’s Constituency Office as well as at the neighbouring businesses.

Refreshments, Art, great shopping and conversation… a wonderful day out!

Thank you to the owners of “ Violet’s “, a beautiful new woman’s clothing store in Strathroy, for your purchase of

“ Diamonds in the Rough “

This vibrant painting has found a beautiful new home!

(posted on 3 Jun 2022)

Hello Everyone,

I'm busy setting up at 65 Front Street West, Strathroy ON or a fun street party today from 3-7!

There's an art show featuring Local area artists as well as a charity BBQ for the Women's Rural Resource Center, music and shopping at neighbouring businesses!

I'm happy to give a 10% collector's discount to anyone who has purchased an original painting in the past

Come and share in the festivities on such a beautiful day!!

(posted on 15 May 2022)

Thank you everyone for helping to make my Solo Art Show and teaching sessions in Ailsa Craig such a success! 

I am thrilled that my painting “ Flower Power Peony “ was chosen to be on the front cover of the May issue of The Ilderton Villager. 

My paintings are back in my Home Gallery until the end of May and then they will move to Strathroy for an art show in the beginning of June…. Details to follow… :)
 

Cheers, Fran

 

Good Morning everyone,

After two sold out sessions, I am pleased to announce that more spaces have been made available for my design class on Saturday April 30th from 1-5 in the afternoon at the Ailsa Craig Arts Centre.

If you are interested, Please email me at franroelands@hotmail.com or text me at 519-870-6519 and I will try to arrange to get you on board!

 

Here is a brief description of what to expect to learn in my class:

I will be teaching the principles and elements of design. 

In a fun and interactive way you will learn how to personalize your own art and speed up the learning process. I will also discuss design elements in your homes and landscapes and touch on choosing a meaningful wardrobe! I will show you how to easily create your design and prepare a roadmap to success!

Through various examples, I will help you to understand what makes a good design work. Whether it’s observing a painting or choosing a home interior colour scheme, I will demystify the process. 

Open to all ages, this Design talk is approximately 4 hours long with lots of time for observations and question and answers. 

Bring a camera, and a note pad. The coffee will be on!

The cost is $20.00 per person with $5.00 from each participant going back to support the ACAC.

In preparation for this class, check out the design attributes feature on my website accompanying each painting. You’ll get a “head’s up” of my design process!

If you’re excited to learn more about increasing your creativity, this class is for you!

It was a lively group at Thursdays’s class! Thanks for joining us!
 

Here’s a comment from one of the participants:

Fran Roeland’s talk today on Design & Composition was so informative and fun! So glad I attended as I learned valuable tools and design principles that are applicable to art, interior design, gardening & fashion. There are still a few spots left for the April 30th talk so if you can find the time, I’m sure you will find it tremendously worthwhile.

(posted on 2 Apr 2022)


What a great day at the Ailsa Craig Arts Centre!

A very interactive group made for a very interesting composition and design class!

Thank you for all of the visitors who came to see my work since my opening on March 26!

The Ailsa Craig Arts Center will be open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 1-3 for viewing until April 23rd.

Please call me if you would like to enquire about a painting on display and I will try to answer any questions that you may have. If I’m home, I would happy to pop over if you wish!

I’m excited be at the Arts Centre this Tuesday at 2:00 to visit with everyone.

Cheers,

Fran

519-870-6519

I have finished my new body of work in preparation for a Solo exhibition coming up in the end of March at the Ailsa craig Arts Centre in Ailsa Craig ON.

I have been extremely busy and am happy to announce that the dates for my composition and design talks are now set.

Opening day- Saturday March 26th

Saturday April 2nd 1-5

Thursday April 7th 1-5

Saturday April 9th 1-5

Closing date- April 23rd

Please contact the Ailsa Craig Arts Centre to sign up for my design classes and for availability.

https://ailsacraigartscentreampquiltfibreartsfestival.wildapricot.org/page-18241 

 

The full description of the design talks are in the post below

 

Good Morning everyone,

I am so excited to tell you about something very interesting that is happening in the end of March and throughout the month of April..A kick off to spring...

I am delighted to be showing a Solo Exhibition of new work at the Ailsa Craig Arts centre in Ailsa Craig On. From Saturday March 26th-Saturday April 23rd.

The Exhibition is named A NEW PERSPECTIVE and that it is!

In my latest paintings I try to capture emotion and meaning, they express happiness and new life. As I take in uplifting scenery during such a stressful and divided time, I hope to portray a new beginning and a new perspective!                                                                                                                        
I am busy finishing up the last details on my paintings now and look forward to exhibiting them in the near future!

I will be hosting design talks during my stay at the ACAC e as well. 

Below is a description of what to expect to learn at this interactive and fun design talk. If you are interested, please send me a text 519-870-6519 and I'll have more details and dates for you.

Fran Roelands-Visual Storyteller

“A NEW PERSPECTIVE”

Ailsa Craig Art Center Solo Exhibition

Saturday March 26-April 23

I am looking forward to having some fun and interactive teaching sessions during my stay at the ACAC. 

I will be teaching my passion, composition and design.  

This lively talk will include all aspects of the principles and elements of design which are used to create a successful painting. 

 

Not only for artists,  I will also show you how to apply these design elements to your home interior design, quilting, landscape and flower gardens, as well how to achieve a great looking co-ordinated outfit to wear!

Through various examples, I will help you to understand what makes a good design work. Whether it’s observing a painting or choosing a home interior colour scheme, I will demystify the process. Consider this your roadmap to success!

Open to all ages, this Design talk is approximately 4 hours long with lots of time for observations and question and answers. We’ll also have some time for discussions and a break.

This class is designed for anyone who wishes to learn more about the creative process and to understand and implement these exciting new ideas.

Bring a drink, some snacks, a camera, and a note pad.

The cost is $20.00 per person with $5.00 from each participant going back to support the ACAC.

 

In preparation for this class, check out the design attributes feature on my website accompanying each painting. You’ll get a  “head’s up”  of my design process!

If you’re excited to learn more about increasing your creativity, this class is for you!

Fran Roelands

FranRoelands.com

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