subjects. Winnie the Pooh, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast came to life with James Coleman's background images gracing the silver screen. Twenty-two years with Disney found him ready to develop all of his time and talent to the love of his life, fine art. Today he continues to illuminate the art world with vibrant colors, gentle moods, powerful design and exquisit detail.
Coleman works in oil, watercolor, guache and pastel. His work is impressionistic and luminous. His pieces intrigue the eye and touch the heart. His paintings are warm, inviting and unique.
Coleman began doing paintings of the islands in the early 1980's. "Originally Hawaii was an escape for me, a place to recharge my batteries and enjoy the peace and tranquility of a heaven on earth. The land, its history and its people were my secret to serenity and relaxation. Soon my love for these beautiful islands and its people began to translate into my paintings. My desire has been to connect those who view my work with the past, present and furure of the Hawaiian experience."
A master of color, light and design has in recent years made Coleman one of the most collected and sought after artists in Hawaii and around the world.
James Coleman pieces can be found in many fine, personal and corporate collections including the Disney family and corporate collections.
Coleman is a naturalists and environmentalist who involves himself with the National Parks and other environmental organizations. He has been a finalist five years in the Arts for the Paks competition.
The contribution made by Coleman to the world of art over the last twenty-six years, both in film and fine art, make him one of the most collected artists in contemporary art. His work is represented by some of the most prominent and respected galleries in North America, the Orient and the Hawaiian Islands.