M. Morgan Coleman Biography
Many of Coleman's evocative paintings, such as "AFTERNOON PASTURE,"
the western landscapes of Utah and Wyoming - the meadows, valleys, streams, and
forests where he has lived most of his life. When going out on location, he always
packs a camera to capture eye-catching scenes that he will use later as reference
material (in some cases recently, he has also used the camera on his iPhone to snap
While on location he looks for very specific subject matter: "I love the quiet
landscapes. The peacefulness speaks to me," Coleman says. "I tend to prefer scenes
where there is not much hint of human influences. I like painting gnarly tress and
interesting mosses as well as fences and backcountry roads."
On occasion he still asks his father for advice, and he still watches how he paints
trees, rocks, and clouds, Coleman says. Although he has a looser style than his father,
he continues to learn from him. "I'm always trying to make a better painting," he
says. "If it pleases me and feels good to me and makes me happy, and it's something
I like to look at, that's what I am after."
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