"Anything under the sun is beautiful if you have the vision. The world is not interested in mere pictures.  People look for this expression of beauty. The painter will never achieve this by merely painting pictures...he must show people more than they already see and he must show them with so much human sympathy and understanding that they will recognize it as if they themselves had seen the beauty and the glory. This is where the artist comes in."

W. Charles Hawthorne

Affiliations Past and Present:

American Impressionist Society

National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society

National  Society of Painters in Casein/Acrylic

Oil Painters of America

Open  Painters Society

Plein Air Painters of Central Park

Plein Air Painters of the Lower Hudson Valley

Plein Air Painters of Maine

Plein Air Painters of New York

Ridgewood Art Institute

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the journey  

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and the studio of

midge coleman fine art


  midge coleman fine art

I hope the paintings have shown you some of the 'beauty and the glory ' and you will continue to seek out art...whether in galleries, on-line, or in a museum setting.   Art sustains us all, making our lives richer, giving us moments of reflection, wonder and peace.

I began this journey at the Ridgewood Art Institute studying with Betty Kaytes and Helen Jacobs who taught the principles of the American impressionist, Frank Vincent DuMond, one of the most influential teacher-painters in 20th century America.  My  study in oil painting then expanded to pastel and acrylic, learning from some of the best contemporary painters teaching in America today.  

I was pleased to show the work on the juried art show circuit  in six states, where the work received awards in three mediums.   Galleries in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maine, and in museum and corporate settings also allowed me to reach a wider audience.

Each new subject for me is the next challenge and opportunity for continued growth...what a wonderful journey of discovery I am on, and most grateful to my fellow painters who shared their knowledge and talent with me.

New places to discover... and canvas to cover..... adventures await!

  paintings from life


Continued Study:  Kenn Backhaus,  John Budicin, James Coe,  Glenna Hartmann,  William Hook, Susan Ogilvie,  Linda Packard,  Colin Page,  Bob Rohm, Gail Sauter and George Strickland