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

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(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

(posted on 6 Jan 2022)

 

Happy New Year Everyone!

It's a time of reflection as we enter into 2022.     

I am so happy to return to my easel and play with my paints as the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season are past!

I have decided that going forward, I will be focusing on carrying originals of various sizes and will not be keeping archival prints in stock. You are more than welcome to order geclee prints in any size on flawless canvas as well as on premium watercolour paper.

In my home gallery I have a great assortment of remaining archival prints available. Please call me anytime if you’re interested to come over and have a look :) 519-870-6519

I am very excited to tell you that I have plans for something very interesting coming up in the spring.....I'll keep you posted!

Check back from time to time to see what's new coming freshly off of my easel! 

Cheers,

Fran

(posted on 16 Dec 2021)

                

I can't believe that the Christmas rush is on!

After finishing up lots of new work, I've been busy traveling, getting my paintings to where they need to be.

I have a great inventory of original paintings at my home Gallery 34607 Creamery Road as well as at Leanne Rood's Constituency Office at 65 Front Street West, Strathroy ON. Monday to Friday 9:30-4:30

My Archival prints are to be found at my home Gallery. There's a really nice grouping of medium sized prints on canvas that have gorgeous and impressive sleek black frames! As well as 2" thick Gallery wrapped canvas prints that can be left unframed and look quite contemporary. It always amazes me how my watercolour prints suit equally as well on a gallery wrapped canvas! 

Taxes are always included and as usual, receive a discount of 15% off of the purchase price if an original if you have already purchased an original in the past!

Please call me at 519-293-9381 to arrange a time to come to my Home Creamery Road Gallery to see my work or to pick up a Gift Certificate. I'd love to visit with you over some nice hot christmas tea!

Have A Blessed Christmas!

Cheers, Fran                                                                                                                                                        

 

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