Roland’s art practice is diverse and includes sculpture, realist and abstract painting, drawing, collage, community art and teaching. He has received many awards and prizes.
2009 & 2011 - First Prize , City of Salisbury Watershed Art prize.
2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 -Finalist, The Waterhouse Natural History Prize
(Waterhouse entry received Highly Commended award and toured to the National
Archives Canberra in October 2007.)
2007-Winner Flagstaff Hill Rotary Art Prize.
2006 -First Prize “Places” The South Australian Story, 150th Anniversary Exhibition, Adelaide, SA, Royal S.A. Society of Arts .
The realist paintings are concerned with the effects of light reflected from objects and were done from life in a single session. It is important to me that the paint is allowed to build up and move in a loose way that keeps the work accurate and fresh. The direct visual engagement with reality is what interests me.