the journey       

Midge Coleman down at Ocean Point with her painting Sea Change - 30x40

Affiliations

American Artist Professional League

American Impressionist Society, Inc.

National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society

Ridgewood Art Institute

My work has been juried into group and solo shows along the east coast from Virginia to Maine with representation in galleries and corporate venues, gaining recognition and awards in three mediums. I continue to seek out new subjects on my travels that challenge, ever hopeful my work captures the emotion that drew me to that moment in time.

This journey began at the Ridgewood Art Institute in New Jersey, learning the principles of Frank Vincent DuMond, one of the most influential teacher-painters of the 20th century. Following my studies in oil, I discovered the medium of pastel creating award-winning still life paintings. Wanting to work in landscape I reached out to contemporary painters taking workshops in the southwest and northeast, sharing their knowledge and love of plein air.

Continuing on this journey of growth and discovery I now work in acrylic, so enjoying this challenging medium using the Munsell color system.  I am hopeful my work offers you moments of reflection and renewal...art sustains us.  My journey is ongoing as I seek out new subjects, sharing with you moments of nature's glory and gifts that surround us.