Nicholas Coleman

Nicholas Coleman

Nicholas Coleman was born in Provo, Utah and was brought up in an artistic environment. Coleman has been painting and drawing for as long as he can remember. He studied at Brigham Young University and received a BA in Fine Arts.  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. He continues to find inspiration through his travels. Influences include Frank Tenney Johnson, Bruno Liljefors, Philip R. Goodwin, to name a few. Coleman uses a traditional academic approach in his painting using gouache and oil. He does not 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, Coleman also strives to improve his etching and sculpting skills.

He received the Award of Merit for Wildlife in 2003 from the Bennington Center for the Arts, Art of the Animal Kingdom in Bennington ,VT and has been exhibited in the Top 100 Arts for the Parks in Jackson Hole, WY, the Bennington Center for the Arts-Art of the Animal Kingdom, in Bennington, VT, the Leigh Yawkey Birds in Art in Wausau, WI, and the Masters of the American West, Autry National Center in Los Angeles, CA.