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Nicholas Coleman

Nicholas 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 in Wisconsin.

"A Call in the Night" Oil by Nicholas Coleman

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