Roland Simard has been experimenting with various pulps and fibers and has been incorporating them in his artwork for over 21 years. In 1982 he received a degree in Fine Art and Art Education at Plymouth State University. A native of northern NH, Roland continues to live in the White Mountains with his wife and two children.
In his home studio, Roland has spent the bulk of his adult life working with pulp and fibers. There, he is continually exploring and developing new methods and techniques of casting individual sheets of paper. Over the past two decades, Roland has produced hundreds of images individually cast in handmade paper. His hand cast sheets of paper, sometimes referred to as “pulp paintings,” have afforded him much respect and recognition in the art world. He has exhibited his works in solo and group shows throughout New England and has won numerous competitive awards as well. His unique artwork and technique was recently featured in American Artist magazine. Roland’s artwork hangs in private collections throughout the country.
Upon graduation, Roland began teaching art in the public schools. In 1987, he opened a private school dedicated to teaching the visual arts to gifted and talented students of all ages. Today, he continues to teach at his private school and at Berlin High School where he has been teaching for the past 25 years.