I’m currently engaged in creating a painted documentary of scenes and native peoples of Florida entitled: Fine Art of Native Florida. I have been fortunate to receive numerous Best of Show awards for this body of work. I have been honored with many portrait commissions that is a constantly growing body of work in my Life Portraits Series. Then, there is the experimental and colorful Particulars Of Our Existence series.


Venice - Nokomis Rotary Club, Art Festival - First Place Award
New Smyrna Beach Art Fiesta, New Smyrna Beach, FL - Best of Show Award
New Smyrna Beach Art Fiesta, New Smyrna Beach, FL - Second Place Award
Taste of Oviedo Art Show, Oviedo, FL - Award of Distinction
Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts - Award of Merit
A Blue Ribbon Affair, Marietta, GA - Best of Show Award
Lake Eustis Fine Arts Festival, Lake Eustis, FL - Merit Award
Osceola Art Festival, Osceola, FL - First Place Award
Spring Hill Art League, Spring Hill, FL - Best of Show Award
Festival on the Square, Moultrie, GA - Best of Show Award 2-D

Spring Hill Art League, Spring Hill, FL - Best of Show Award
Fiesta of Arts - Award of Excellence
Art Expo South Miami, Miami, FL - Third Place Award
Ponce Inlet Fine Arts Show, Ponce Inlet, FL - Daytona Beach News Journal Award
Ponce Inlet Fine Arts Show, Ponce Inlet, FL - Art Guild Award

My professional art expertise consists of Art & Creative Direction that comes from working many years in artwork production. This includes graphics design, digital pre-press, fine art paintings, commercial illustrations and fine art portraits. I have 30+ years experience in the comprehension of concepts and possess a deep resolve in applying concept, application and execution of printed materials. In particular, Visual Communication and its use of type as elements in a composition.

In recent past, I have acquired a working knowledge of audio, video, digital video mastering. A full working knowledge of various format film and digital cameras. Process and print B/W and color photos, Matchprint. copy/reproduction, lithographic and flexographic plate development. I can blueprint computerized image setters/film recorders, scanners and digitizers in conjunction with an existing printing facility.

A high-end Mac & Windows user for digital artwork creation and A/V production, e.g.; Video, graphics design, illustration, image editing (a Photoshop pro), animation, web site development and Flash Action Scripting, and digital color pre-press. Software proficiency: the Adobe Creative Suite, the Apple Pro Apps, Apple Keynote, Apple Shake, Maya, Quark Xpress, the Macromedia MX Studio, and Macromedia Director.


5/02-present - David Roland Fine Art, Brooksville, FL

10/98-5/02 - David Roland Fine Art, Largo, FL

1/98-10/98 - Art Director - GBS Labeling Systems, Clearwater FL

12/97-12/98 - Director of Productions - AMC Publishing, Clearwater, FL

2/94-10/96 - Art Director - Rotocolor, Hayward, CA

3/93-12/93 - Art Director - Detroit Edison, Detroit, MI

3/90-12/92 - Owner/Illustrator - David Roland Fine Art Gallery, Detroit, MI

9/89-7/90 - Art Director - Reliable Sample Card Co., Brooklyn, NY

7/84-9/89 - Freelance Illustrator/Graphic Designer, Heidelberg, Germany

11/84-9/89 - Art Director - Shoppers Biweekly News, Frankfurt, Germany

12/79-9/89 (3 locations) Civil Service Appointments

Visual Information Specialist (GS-9) - Department of Defense,
HQ US Army Europe, Heidelberg, Germany

Visual Information Specialist (GS-9) - Armed Forces Recreation Center,
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Illustrator and Muralist (WG-9) - VA Medical Center, Chillicothe, OH


Professional Credits:

- Derrick Brooks

- Ducati of Tampa Bay

- The Davis Agency

- Architecture Plus International

- Tampa Bay Magazine

- Aretha Franklin

- Bernhardt Kreger Promotions

- Impuls Werbung, GmbH

- John Deere International

- Detroit Audio Systems

- Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut

- River Rouge Savings Bank

- Kourtna Productions


- Caribbean Entertainment Guide

- J. Alexander's

- Hair Copy Magazine

- Simpsons Incorporated

- Bad Records, Inc.

- The Video Suite


Industrial Design and Photography, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI


Visusal Communications at the Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH

info@davidroland.us or call David Roland at 352 593 0720



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