Coleman's art seems to be an outcropping of his fervent interest
in natural history and his intimacy with the outdoors and the
rugged Utah countryside. A voracious reader, Coleman draws on
his historical knowledge of history to replicate Blackfoot camps
and villages in his paintings. Native American artifacts that
he and his father own provide additional historical accuracy.
The lighting in his Western and Native American scenes is
what Coleman sees from his home during different times of the
day. "Light adds dimension, which can allow you to see
further back into a painting," Coleman says. "Often
it's that last ray of light in the evening that makes a painting
come to life."
Coleman's artistic influences include Bruno Liljefors, Carl
Rungius, Frank Tenney Johnson, Ray Harris-Ching, Thomas Moran,
and Eanger Irving Couse.
He has participated in the "Birds in Art Show" in
Wausau, Wisconsin, "The Masters of the American West Show"
at the Autry Museum in L.A, California, and the Buffalo Bill
Art Show in Cody, Wyoming. His museum collections include the
Anschutz Collection in Denver, CO, the Bennington Center for
the Arts in Vermont and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
"A Call in the Night"
Oil by Nicholas Coleman
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