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
Copyright@2021 Midge Coleman. All rights reserved and images cannot be reproduced without written consent.
I began my journey studying oils at the Ridgewood Art Institute, following the principles of Frank Vincent DuMond, noted American impressionist and teacher. This beginning encouraged me to explore and study new mediums, including pastel and acrylic with talented painters who shared their gifts and knowledge. Acrylic has become my medium of choice allowing me to work with multiple layers quickly, first using a color's complement to achieve areas of broken color throughout a painting. It's flexibility and versatility can't be matched and produces the strong colors I want to play against the light.
My paintings of Maine's islands and wonderful land preserves provide never-ending opportunities for me to share this magical place with you. Each new discovery offers the ever present challenge for a painter...to not paint what I see, but what I must make others see...when the painting tells the story, I've accomplished my goal to share the beauty and the glory that surrounds us.
Archived paintings are available on request and commission work is always welcome. Please contact me should you like more information about a painting or a larger image of a work.
midge coleman fine art
Study: Lanell Arndt, Kenn Backhaus, John Budicin, James Coe, Glenna Hartmann, William Hook, Helen Jacobs, Betty Kaytes, Susan Ogilivie, Linda Packard, Colin Page, Robert Rohm, Gail Sauter, Phil Starke, and George Strickland