A loan of $1,000 helped secure the necessary art supplies for the production of my art.

Roland's story

I am the oldest of three brothers who grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas throughout the 1960s. My mother stayed at home, while my father was either a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat, or taking part in a variety of advertising ventures. I started out in art by drawing on the walls of my home. I was possessed by a need to improve upon whatever I had done before. The compliments I received from my teachers and fellow students always encouraged me to continue pursuing art.

As an introvert, it has always difficult for me to promote myself. In my private time, I focus on my painting, and I try hard to develop more than one style or approach to my art. I have maintained the lofty dream of one day building my own log house in a rural county, where my family has property, to create a studio where I could expand upon my creative output.

In 1978, I was the co-creater of an image that was anonymously placed throughout the Little Rock. Due to the immense popularity of the image, I went on to produce t-shirts with that image. Recently, a second upgraded version was also sold out.

In 1985, I created bowling pin portraits. I have done over 100 of these, including one of our former president, Bill Clinton, which has stayed in the Office of Information at the White House for the last 8 years. I still do these on occasion. I am continuously seeking ways to reach more potential customers.

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Years in operation: New Business

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