Harvesting Nature’s Bounty: Ryan Coleman

5 Oct

Cooler weather has finally made its way to Southern Oregon.  Which brings with it my favorite season, autumn.  There is something about the quality of light in the Fall that makes everything seem to glow like candlelight.  Atlanta artist Ryan Coleman is no doubt aware of the effects of autumnal light.  His abstract paintings sing in tune with the loveliness of this transitional season.

Nature's Tempest, oil on canvas, 48x48

Taking his inspiration from the nature around him, Ryan uses expressive brushwork and subtle shifts in color to achieve his soft abstractions of the bountiful beauty found within the landscape.

Untitled, oil on canvas, 48x48

Glorious color bursts forth from the canvas, just as autumn leaves provide a last triumphant explosion of hues before grey winter sets in.

oil on canvas

oil on canvas

These paintings make me feel like I’ve just taken a walk through the autumn woods.  Hope to experience the real thing this weekend!  To see more of Ryan Coleman’s work, please visit his website and Facebook page.  If you’re in the Atlanta area, his work can be viewed at Pryor Fine Art.

Featured image is Celebration, oil on canvas, 40×30.  All images are courtesy of the artist’s website.

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