Roland  H. Heyder


Roland Heyder

Member in the art group:


Oil painting courses

born in Singen (Germany), autodidact
Study trip to Singapur,  Philippines and Southafrika
1988 First trip to Calofornia, USA
1989 -´90
Stay abroad in San Diego,  California, USA
1991 + '96
Study trip to California,   Study trip to  8 US-States



He has been active as an artist in the professional field since 1980.


  • work reflects his great love for expressive autonomy and there is a lot of attention for detail in his work
  • style at the beginning is influenced by Salvador Dali and the Fantastic Realists for their grandiose, theatrical scenery
  • main styles are fantastic realism, photorealism and surrealism
  • work is mostly inspired by travel, music and personal experiences
  • work is carnal, rich in colour and vibrant with light.originals are to be found in the private and public collections in Europe and the United States.



On his work:
"It is hard for me to discuss my work because I don't like the idea of influencing someone by explaining my own thoughts and opinions concerning  my art. Each painting can either put you in another world, in the middle of a story or simply be the expression in symbols of my inner feelings.
In terms of technique, I generally work on canvas prepared with at least two coats of gesso. I do a pencil sketch on paper, then on the canvas before painting with acrylic and then in oil."