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

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(posted on 20 Nov 2023)

It’s harvest time around our farm! When it’s busy in the fields, it seems that I find extra energy to be busy painting in my studio too. I’ve posted many new works on my website, check it out!

Christmas is getting closer! If you’re thinking about giving a gift of an original painting to yourself or someone special, come and check out my home Gallery. I can also accompany you to see my paintings hanging in Strathroy Ontario.

Looking forward to sharing my work with you!




(posted on 5 Jul 2023)

I’ve been as busy as ever enjoying the painting process!
I’m recovering from rotator cuff tears in both shoulders and rehabilitation is going well. Since I’m not able to extend my arms to create larger works, I’m am working on smaller manageable sized pieces. The energy and positivity that I receive while creating is giving me so much joy!!

Thanks to everyone who has invited me to share a part of their life by commissioning an original painting. I have had put commissions on hold for now but will announce when space is available again.

My Creamery Road Gallery is open by appointment and there is also a great assortment of paintings for sale at Leanne Rood’s Constituency Office on Front Street in Strathroy.

I look forward to seeing you and helping you find that perfect gift!



(posted on 23 Dec 2022)

It’s been a busy last few weeks filling orders for Giclee prints and original paintings! Thanks you all for your interest and purchases of my paintings. I’m so honoured that one by one, they make their way into yours and your loved one’s homes!

It’s always such a pleasure to meet and greet with art lovers! I’m so happy that my work resonates with you! I would like to wish everyone a wonderful and blessed Christmas season!

Below are a few snapshots of “ Rural Refuge “. This meaningful painting was purchased by Harry and Lorraine Willemse of Forest for their new home. Thank you for our great visit and for your purchase!



Christmas is definitely in the air!

I’ve been busy bringing many paintings to two different locations for Christmas art shows!

On display in Ailsa Craig at the Arts Center I have many original paintings as well as my newest work “Bessie and Leona” in print. Below is a post from the Arts Centre, I hope that you’ll be able to visit and support local artists this Christmas!

I am also excited to announce that I have my latest works, a series of original Abstract paintings as well as a number of original paintings for sale in the gallery at Leanne Rood’s Constituency Office on 65 Front Street W in Strathroy ON. You are welcome to visit the gallery anytime during business hours, Monday to Thursday 10 AM - 4 PM. If you are interested in a specific piece, I would be happy to talk to you with any questions that you may have.

EXCITING NEWS! Starting December 3rd, you can do some Christmas shopping at the Ailsa Craig Arts Centre! We will be featuring work from previous exhibitors and local artists so that you can find something unique and one of a kind for that special person on your list. 
We will be open our usual hours: Tues., Thurs., and Sat. from 1 to 4, but will also have extended hours on Thurs., Dec. 8 and Thurs., Dec. 15th from 5:00 until 7:30 to give you a little extra time to shop!  Hope to see you!

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Cheers, Fran

(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!


(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 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!

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