Nicholas Coleman was born in Provo, Utah in 1978. 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 across North America, Canada, Europe and
even into Africa. Hunting and fishing along the way his interest often include exploring
hidden streams and valleys looking for signs of wildlife. He gained an appreciation for
the subtle details hidden in plain sight. 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. In Nicholas’s words,”The work I am striving to
produce, is a kind of preservation. The West has always fascinated me. So many stories
to tell!”

Galleries:
J.N. Bartfield’s Gallery, New York NY.
Maxwell Alexander Gallery, Culver City, LA.
Valley Fine Art, Aspen, CO.
Mountain Trails Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY.

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

Books:
2005 Michael Duty and Susan Deats, Western Traditions – Contemporary Artist