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Nicholas Coleman was born in 1978 in Provo, Utah and studied art at Brigham Young University. Brought up in an artistic environment, he has been painting and drawing for as long as he can remember. Coleman has traveled extensively throughout North America, Africa and Europe, painting studies and take photographs for later work and he lived and worked in Brazil for two years. He finds his inspiration in his travels, in the hunting and fishing he does along the way and in history, art museums and other artists such as his father (Michael Coleman), Bruno Lilefors, Wilhelm Kuhnert, Carl Rungis, Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt and Frank Tenney Johnston.
Coleman uses a traditional academic approach in his painting, using gouache and oil, but there is also a certain amount of spontaneity and a slight impressionistic feel to his paintings. Coleman endeavors to create a connection between his paintings and the observer by invoking a mood that the viewer can walk into.
Coleman participated in the 2003 and 2006 Art of the Animal Kingdom shows, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington Vermont: the 2003 Top 100 Arts for the Parks, Jackson, Wyoming the Leigh Yawkley Woodson Art Museums 2006 Birds in Art exhibition, Awausau Wisconsin: the 2007 and 2008 American Art in Miniature show, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma and the Autry’s National Center 2008, 2009 and 2010 Masters of the American West find Art Exhibition and Sale. His artwork is collected in the Anshutz Collection Denver, Colorado: the Bennington Center for the Arts: and the Leigh Yawkey Woodsib art Museum. His work has appeared in Cowboys and Indians, Southwest Art, Western Art Collector and Wildlife Art.
Nicholas Coleman is represented by Altermann Galleries and Auctioneers, Sante Fe, New Mexico, Hayden Hays Gallery, Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Spring, Colorado and Trailside Galleries, Jackson, Wyoming and Scottsdale, Arizona
Bio from Autry Masters of the American West 2011