Nicholas Coleman

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Nicholas Coleman Biography

Nicholas Coleman was born in Provo, Utah. Brought up in an artistic environment, Coleman has been painting and drawing for as long as he can remember. He has traveled extensively through North America, Africa, and Europe and New Zealand. Coleman has lived and worked in Brazil for two years. Coleman has found much of his inspiration in his travels, hunting and fishing along the way. Winslow Homer, Bruno Liljefors, Carl Rungius have been influential to Coleman’s work as well as John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn and especially the western work of Frank Tenney Johnson and Philip R. Goodwin, and especially his father, Michael Coleman. Coleman uses a traditional academic approach in his painting, using gouache and oil. His work definitely has a feel of realism as he strives to make each painting better than the last, there is a certain amount of spontaneity and a slight impressionistic feel to his paintings that let the viewer participate in the work. Coleman endeavors to create a connection between his paintings and the observer by invoking a mood that the viewer can walk into.

He plans to continue working hard at what he loves; his father told him, “you are only as good as your last painting,” so Coleman continually strives to improve his abilities. Never one to miss an opportunity, he also wants to improve his etching and sculpting skills.

Museum Collections:

  • Anshutz Collection, Denver, Colorado.

  • Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vermont.

  • Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin.

  • George Lucas, Lucasfilm Ltd.

  • Christopher Forbes, Forbes, New York, New York.

  • Raymond James Financial Center, Clearwater, Florida.

  • Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, New York.

  • Bass Pro Shops, Springfield ,Missouri. 

  • Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, Georgia.

Selected Publications:

The Heritage Post No. 27 (Featured Article September 2018), Clutch Magazine Volume 61 (Artist Feature 2018), Mensfile Issue 18 2nd Hand Revival (Featured Article 2018), Mensfile Issue 17: Wheels and Waves (Featured Article 2018), Mensfile Issue 14 (Studio Tour 2017), Clutch Magazine Volume 40 (Article 2015), Dice Magazine (Cover 2015), Mensfile Issue 09 (Article 2014), MotoHeroes (September 2014), George Lucas and J.W. Rinzler, Star Wars Art : Visions (Abrams Books 2010)