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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio-- Jeffrey Roesly

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"Art should be affordable for everyone on the planet."
B-slap by Jeffrey Roesly

B-slap by Jeffrey Roesly /Heartside Gallery and Studio

Portrait of the artist

Portrait of the artist /Helen VanEssendelft

From the series 'House on the Hill'

From the series 'House on the Hill' /Heatrside Gallery and Studio

Our featured artist for September is Jeffrey Roesly.  Here is a little about the artist:

"I've been an award winning designer since I was 16 when I won a logo contest for the GR Parks & Rec Commission that is still in use today."

Jeffrey loves art and design and has incorporated it into his life via several businesses he's owned over the past several years--floral shops, clothing design, and finally art on canvas where he finds his creative outlet these days at Heartside Gallery and Studio.  His art is a combination of Picasso's style and Monet's soft impressionistic coloring.  In the former Rembrandt's Restaurant at Bridgewater Place, Jeff constructed a wall mural which was 3-D sculpture.  The room was subsequently dubbed The Roesly Room.

Jeffrey has been coming to Heartside for the past ten years but stepped up his art output in the past year using layers and layers of texture and color.  Coinciding with his renewed interest in expressing himself via painting, Jeffrey has "lost a person" in weight since he started walking everywhere, stating ‘first out of necessity, now out of habit and feeling so much better.’  He actually has been painting since he was 5 and became a professional at that age when an Aunt of his bought his painting of a tree with eyes for $5.

Keeping busy is not a problem for Jeffrey.  He's the father of three, grandfather of four and loves cooking, walking, and friends as well as his art.

Jeffrey firmly believes that "Art should be affordable for everyone on the planet."


Interview and bio written by Heartside Volunteer Toni Bal.  


The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio is a monthly feature to highlight some of the wonderful people of the Heartside neighborhood.  Visit , Facebook and our Flickr page to keep up with us, to learn about volunteering and other ways to get involved.

Sarah Scott is Arts Coordinator for Heartside Gallery and Studio at Heartside Ministry, and can be reached at [email protected]

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