Roland was born in Dublin. He studied Advertising and Communications at the College of Commerce in Rathmines and later studied Fine Art under the guidance of Professor Yann Reynard Goulet in Bray. He subsequently was Operations Manager in Metrovision Advertising and specialised in Graphic Design and Animation.
With the advent of local radio he migrated to Carlow in 1992, where he now resides, combining his love of broadcasting with his first love of painting landscapes of Ireland in watercolour.
He has exhibited in numerous exhibitions including EIGSE, Carlow, Kilkenny Arts Week, in 1999 and 2000 he won second place in the Bray Festival Art Exhibition.