Don’t Deny Your Urges

American artist Nicholas Coleman with inspirational words on painting, including the mistake many artists are doing today.

“I often think people tend to read too much (literally) and make up rules that hinder that creative urge,” says Nicholas Coleman. “My hope is to give people the tools – the best tools – to help them execute their ideas on day one. With a limited palette, good paint, and great brushes, they will find out how fun and good even their first painting can be.

“I think most painters constrain their efforts sticking to certain rules they have read about. Rules are great, but being creative should overrule the rules.”

The following is a behind-the-scenes look at his recent oil painting, “By the Fire.”

"By the Fire" (oil painting) by Nicholas Coleman
“By the Fire” (oil) by Nicholas Coleman

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Nicholas Coleman with his oil painting, "By the Fire"
Artist Nicholas Coleman in the studio with his recent landscape oil painting, “By the Fire”

About the Artist

Nicholas Coleman is an American Artist perserving the heritage of the American West.

Nicholas was born in Provo, Utah in 1978. His work emphasizes the key elements of a good story: scene, structure, event and plot. Every intentional brush stroke builds a story that evokes the common narrative of struggle, fortitude, and resiliency through both characters and the characterization. His romantic paintings inspire his audience to join his mission to preserve the fading heritage of the American West. Much of this is a result of his upbringing under his father, famed Western American artist Michael Coleman.

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