This piece was painted across the street from an actual working farm. And we are only 12 minutes from San Francisco, which is amazing to me. But I love the stretch of road and find the bend in the road to be enigmatic. Or perhaps it is just this section of the valley feels dark and mysterious. There's a huge diversity of trees. The forms they make and the colors they hold break up the space in a way. The piece is on gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang.

- Nicholas Coley

Under the Watchful Eye of the Great Horned Owl #2

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

48" h x 36" w x 2" d
7 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.”