Roland, a 1971 graduate of BYU’s art program, and his wife Nellie moved to tiny St. George in 1973, a place settled by his own pioneer ancestors in 1861. Intrigued by the small-town lifestyle he optimistically opened a small art studio called Ink Well. He then pursued watercolor landscape painting with great success. His paintings of southern Utah landscapes and rural European scenes are now in over 1500 private and public collections. Roland’s interest in pioneer history has led him to do a series of paintings of early St. George as well as follow the pioneer trail of his own ancestors. This event will be a visual presentation with commentary.