Legacy Gallery Santa Fe
Nicholas Coleman was born in Provo, Utah. Brought up in an artistic home, Coleman has been painting and drawing for as long as he can remember. Coleman has found much of his inspiration in his travels, hunting and fishing along the way.
Traveling the world and exploring the hidden streams and valleys in Utah, the only way to express his love of the outdoors is through his work he has found. In his own words he wants to “preserve the heritage of the American West.” Coleman uses a traditional academic approach in his painting, never formally trained he looks to the masters of old to inspire and guide his own career.
His work definitely has a feel of realism as he strives to make each painting better than the next, there is a certain amount of spontaneity and a slight impressionistic feel to his paintings that let the viewer participate in the work. 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.