Artist

Elliot Coatney
Boone, North Carolina

Elliot Coatney’s love of art began as a child when his grandmother trained him in drawing and painting. He finds inspiration in simple scenes, such as the way light plays on water. Many of his paintings also reference the work of other artists and serve as a sort of chronicle of travels, interests and influences. With each work, he hopes to keep a lighthearted mood while using contrast and saturated colors. “I aim for my art to be beautiful, but with a rough and almost childlike edge,” he explains. In fact, his two children keep him busy when he’s away from paint and canvas. Fun fact: he attended nine different schools from 1st grade through college.

Artist and Customer Comments


Elliot Coatney 2/2/2016 | 5:32 PM

Jim you are so kind! I'm so very grateful for your support. You're an adventurous collector, and your support has encouraged me to be a more adventurous painter. All the best to you and your family!

J Nixon 2/1/2016 | 8:59 AM

We own four Coatney paintings in our collection and have been very pleased on the feedback we've received from guests and the local art community.

T OGrady 3/21/2015 | 11:11 AM

I am now one of your public.

Elliot Coatney 5/19/2014 | 10:16 PM

Thanks Wes! I'm thrilled and honored to have a painting in your home. I'm so glad you all love it. Let's stay in to touch.

J Brown 5/19/2014 | 1:13 AM

'Watching Kline' has transformed our home. I know that we could not find the words to truly express how much joy your work has brought to us. Having such a spectacular original painting has been an amazing gift to share with our children. Your newest fans...

Elliot Coatney 3/21/2014 | 10:53 AM

Thanks so much for the kind words P. Rosenberg! I really appreciate you taking the time to comment.

commentsCoffee Pot
P Rosenberg 3/20/2014 | 4:03 PM

Love your shiny silver pots.

commentsEight Riders
I Snoeks purchased this artwork. 2/10/2014 | 6:53 PM

We love the painting. The subject and the colors are perfect for the location. Thanks.

Elliot Coatney 2/4/2014 | 9:07 PM

Hi Kim, thanks so much for your kind words and your second purchase! I really appreciate it. I'm glad I could help a Southern girl in the big city to not forget her roots! --elliot

K Hicks 2/4/2014 | 12:46 PM

Aerial Landscape III just arrived at my home in NYC. It is a beautiful piece. I love it so much I bought Aerial Landscape I as a companion piece. Fantastic work and gorgeous reminders of my southern roots!

commentsAndy at MoMA
J Nixon purchased this artwork. 4/16/2013 | 1:30 PM

We just bought a house in Augusta and we're turning into a private gallery with gardens. We've received incredible comment on our Elliot Coatney paniting. It's definitely one of our favorites.

commentsUnder Calder
K Ibenthal purchased this artwork. 4/1/2013 | 9:03 PM

This is now in my entry, and I like how this piece reminds me of how it feels to walk through an art gallery. It's very calming. Even more depth in person. Keep up the good work!

Elliot Coatney 6/14/2012 | 9:17 PM

Thanks so much for the kind words Susan. I'm so glad you love your painting. It was a pleasure working with you!

commentsPatio Scene Commission
S Blair purchased this artwork. 6/13/2012 | 12:02 PM

Elliot - we absolutely LOVE our painting!!! It just completes our great room - everyone immediately makes a comment on how gorgeous it is (the colors you used are amazing and perfectly compliment our furnishings). Thanks, again, for working with us to create this masterpiece. :) Wishing you continued success!

Orange Chairs
by ELLIOT COATNEY


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2015

20" h x 24" w x .75" d
1 lbs. 8 oz.

$675


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Artwork Details

Comments About This Piece

I wanted this painting to be a warm, sunny break from the cold gray winter in which I painted it. The figure gives the piece a human touch, but the focus is the sun blazing through the orange fabric chairs. The particular location here is unimportant. This painting is about a feeling--not a place. The work is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished grey edges. It comes wired to hang.

 

CURATOR'S NOTES

Elliot explains that the location of this painting is unimportant--his focus was on the feeling of the blazing hot sun on the chairs. For me, I’m deeply intrigued by what’s on the other side of the balcony and what the subject sees. Elliot always seems to draw me in with his story-like compositions and cheerful color palette.

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

Stretched canvas

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