Nicholas Coleman

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Artist Biography: Artist Biography: Nicholas Coleman (b.1978) Nicholas Coleman was born in Provo, Utah, the son of artist Michael Coleman. Brought up in an artistic environment, Coleman has been painting and drawing for as long as he can remember. He has traveled extensively, painting studies and taking photographs for later works. His travels have taken him across North America, through Africa, and Europe. Coleman lived and worked in Brazil for two years. Coleman finds inspiration through his travels, and the hunting and fishing he does along the way, as well as in history, art museums and other artists. These include his father Michael Coleman, Bruno Liljefors, Wilhelm Kuhnert, Carl Rungius,Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, and Frank Tenney Johnson. (The list could go on and on.)Coleman uses a traditional academic approach in his painting, using gouache and oil. However, he doesnt like to label his style as realism, as there is 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. 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.

Studied: Brigham Young University, UT; 2000-2002, BA in Fine Arts

Books: 2005, Michael Duty and Susan Deats Western Traditions - contemporary artist of the american west, Fresco Fine Art Publications, 279 pages (color)

Museums: Anshutz Collection, Denver, Colorado Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vermont Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin

Exhibition Record (Museums, Institutions and Awards): 2003 Award of Merit, Bennington Center for the Arts, Art of the Animal Kingdom 2003 Top 100 Arts for the Parks 2006 Bennington Center for the Arts-Art of the Animal Kingdom 2006 Leigh Yawkey Birds in Art 2007 Gilcrease Musuem, American Art In Miniature Show

Recent Exhibition Record (Galleries and Art Shows): 2007 Trailside Gallery Showcase, Jackson Hole, Wyoming 2007 Altermann Gallery American Western Classic, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2007 Montana Trails Gallery, Yellowstone, Retrospective Show, Bozeman, Montana 2007 Saks Gallery, American Art Invitational, Denver, Colorado

Magazine References: Cowboys and Indians, 2004 January Collector's Choice Southwest Art 2004, June Art Events Editors Wildlife Art 2004 March Emerging Artist: Nicholas Coleman Southwest Art 2002 December News Beat-On the Scene Southwest Art 2001 January Preserving the Cowboy's Legacy Southwest Art 2000 September 21 Under 31 Wildlife Art 1999 December Field Notes

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