Rock Springs #13Nicholas Coley
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front
48 " h x 36 " w x 2 " d |6 lbs. 0 oz.
I'm fascinated with this ridge line and trees, and have been watching them grow since I was a child. I love how the shapes change and the way, looking up, it contrasts with the sky and the light.
Mill Valley, California
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.”