Winnebagos and parked cars at Crissy Field with Alcatraz in the background, and the afternoon sun setting behind the Golden Gate bridge. Really this is just a painting about light and shadow but there was a song inside me and I belted it out despite the weary looks of the frats boys and jocks doing reps and pull-ups. I know my voice is not the best, but c'mon. God is working through me here. This piece is on gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang.

- Nicholas Coley

In the Shadow of the Marina Workout Station

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

48" h x 60" w x 1.5" d
8 lbs. 0 oz.



Nicholas Coley
Mill Valley, California

Getting to Know Nicholas

Twenty years ago, Nicholas Coley found himself studying at a small school in the south of France learning the fundamentals of plein air painting. Now, living in the urban San Francisco Bay Area, he continues to utilize the same technique of painting outside, though his current environment is somewhat different than the idyllic hills of Aix-en-Provence. Nicholas often incorporates city elements such as vehicles and asphalt roads into his landscapes. “I experiment with less conventional dynamics to arrange the urban and natural environments,” says Nicholas. “If you love nature enough, you will see it even here, in our urban world.”