Alain Rolland

Alain Rolland

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LE PLAN DE LA TOUR (83), France
52 works

Self-taught painter, Alain Rolland was born in 1947 in Bourgoin-Jallieu (Isère, France) where his first exhibits were launched at the Salon des Amis des Arts.

Working independently since 1977, Rolland settled in Lyon where he made art for advertising agencies, which were numerous at the time. Through an intermediary in Paris, he specialised in illustrations of animals, often for commercial packaging. He also illustrated all of the flora and fauna pages for the famous French dictionary Larousse. Rolland learned to paint in many styles and worked on a publicity campaign for Swiss cheeses. All of this was done while painting portraits for clients in his free time.

In 1990 Rolland heeded the call of Mather Nature and moved into a chalet nestled in an alpine pasture of the Haute Savoie region. There he specialised in panoramic mountain landscape paintings, which became trail guides for regional ski resorts such as La Clusaz, Grand Bornand, Praz de Lys Sommand, Le Semnoz, Lac de Bourget, Les Orres, Orcières Merlette, Gerardmer, and ten other resorts in the Ariège Pyrénées. During this time, and in collaboration with three other artists, he established an annual exhibition called Les Pictoriales de Thônes (Thônes Pictorials), which continued for over fifteen years.

When he returned to a more civilised life, it was to the shores of Lake Annecy. Once again drawn to oil painting, which allowed him to apply all the techniques he had accumulated over the years, he found freedom when in front of a canvas. His methodology is to capture the light in intimate compositions. Recently, he has felt inclined to include elements of contemporary and abstract art into his Hopper-inspired repertoire.

Alain Rolland currently lives in the South of France, in the small village of Plan de la Tour, Department of Var, where the soft light purifies all of the objects on which it falls. He is excited to see where this new direction will lead him!  

Self-taught

Les Beaux Arts de Lyon - Les Picturales de Thônes (co-founder) - Le Puy-En-Velay - Geneva - Carouge - Annecy - Paris - Brussels - Musée de Sainte-Maxime - Guest of Honour at the Forum du Casino d’Hyères Les Palmiers and numerous local exhibitions

Alain Rolland's artwork

Bain de soleil
Bain de soleil
$2,539
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Sur le quai
Sur le quai
$2,303
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Matinée de printemps
Matinée de printemps
$1,417
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Le dos au soleil
Le dos au soleil
$2,303
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
L'enfant au soleil
L'enfant au soleil
$2,539
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
La demoiselle du lac
La demoiselle du lac
$2,539
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Elle danse au soleil
Elle danse au soleil
$1,949
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Une matinée en hiver
Une matinée en hiver
$2,539
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Allons voir la mer
Allons voir la mer
$2,539
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Elle attend
Elle attend
$2,539
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Une nouvelle odalisque
Une nouvelle odalisque
$1,476
Oil painting (81 x 65 cm)
Lever de lune
Lever de lune
$2,539
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
La jeune fille et la mer
La jeune fille et la mer
$2,539
Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Dans les dunes
Dans les dunes
$2,539
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
La jeune fille en bleu
La jeune fille en bleu
$1,476
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
La cueillette
La cueillette
$1,476
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
La danseuse
La danseuse
$1,417
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
La chaussure
La chaussure
$2,303
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Décrocher la lune
Décrocher la lune
$1,476
Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Promenade en forêt
Promenade en forêt
$2,303
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
L'automne
L'automne
$2,185
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Coucher de soleil
Coucher de soleil
$2,067
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Jeune fille en forêt
Jeune fille en forêt
$4,547
Oil painting (195 x 130 cm)
Jeune fille sur son lit
Jeune fille sur son lit
$1,063
Oil painting (70 x 70 cm)
Les copines
Les copines
$1,890
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Sur le balcon
Sur le balcon
$2,539
Oil painting (120 x 80 cm)
Les voile de Saint-Tropez - n°8
Les voile de Saint-Tropez - n°8
$2,303
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Les voiles de Saint-Tropez - n°7
Les voiles de Saint-Tropez - n°7
$2,185
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Les voiles de Saint-Tropez - n°6
Les voiles de Saint-Tropez - n°6
$2,185
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Les voiles de Saint-Tropez - n°5
Les voiles de Saint-Tropez - n°5
$2,185
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Les voiles de Saint-Tropez - n°2
Les voiles de Saint-Tropez - n°2
$2,834
Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
Les voiles de Saint-Tropez - n°4
Les voiles de Saint-Tropez - n°4
$2,185
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Les voiles de Saint-Tropez - n°3
Les voiles de Saint-Tropez - n°3
$2,185
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Les voiles de Saint-Tropez - n°1
Les voiles de Saint-Tropez - n°1
$2,834
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Balade sur la plage
Balade sur la plage
$2,303
Oil painting (100 x 73 cm)
Retour au village
Retour au village
$1,949
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
La jeune fille sur le ponton
La jeune fille sur le ponton
$1,712
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Les pieds dans l'eau
Les pieds dans l'eau
$1,712
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
La pause
La pause
$1,417
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
L'attente ou avant l'orage
L'attente ou avant l'orage
$2,303
Oil painting (92 x 73 cm)
Mademoiselle boit du rouge
Mademoiselle boit du rouge
$1,240
Oil painting (80 x 80 cm)
Un coin de parapluie
Un coin de parapluie
$1,949
Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
A la campagne
A la campagne
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Oil painting (73 x 100 cm)
Retour en ville ou ciel menaçant
Retour en ville ou ciel menaçant
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Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Face à la mer
Face à la mer
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Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Les enfants de la ville
Les enfants de la ville
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Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
La dame du lac
La dame du lac
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Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)
Les filles sur la plage
Les filles sur la plage
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Oil painting (100 x 81 cm)
La dame en rouge
La dame en rouge
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Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
Balade au soleil
Balade au soleil
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Oil painting (81 x 100 cm)
La porte dans le mur
La porte dans le mur
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Oil painting (100 x 100 cm)
Eve la croqueuse de pomme
Eve la croqueuse de pomme
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Oil painting (73 x 92 cm)

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