Painted on location in the summer of 2017, this is the summit of Mt. Tam and a ridge line I have painted a number of times. I grew up at sea level at the base of this sacred mountain in Muir Beach and first hiked it with my best friend Tony at the age of 13. This place is deep in my bones.

- Nicholas Coley

Rock Springs #6

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

48" h x 60" w x 1.5" d
6 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.”