Sketcher’s images of Croydon landmarks now available online

Roland Nissan’s original art is now available for sale online

An artist who has spent much of the past decade sketching and painting scenes from in and around Croydon has launched an online presence which will make his work more readily accessible to the public.

Roland Nissan lived for nearly 30 years in Croydon before recently moving to East Grinstead.

This urban sketcher tends to concentrate mainly on buildings and street scenes, and his work sometimes sells on the streets even before they are completed.

Nissan believes sketching on-site is the best way to capture a real feel for the scene, although he is just as happy to work from photographs that he gets sent for commissions. He is proud that his work has been noticed around the world due to his exposure on social media and local press, with his paintings sold as far away as the Philippines, Australia and the United States.

Roland Nissan sketches most of his work on-site, as he did with this picture of a Croydon landmark

It is a Roland Nissan original that is used as the icon on Inside Croydon’s own Twitter account and Facebook page.

Having recently given up his job in IT management for a publishing company in London, Nissan wants to concentrate on his art and sketching.

As well as working for fun and commissions, Roland has a few projects up his sleeve that will help to get his work seen more. His 2020 East Grinstead calendar is selling well and he’s working on a book of his sketches to be published next year.

Roland has been building his website where some examples of his work can be seen:.

He can be contacted via the website for sales and commission requests, or you can follow him on Twitter @RolandN or Instagram @RolandNissanArt, where he posts almost daily.

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