James Coleman was born in Hollywood in 1949, and from a young age you could tell this kid had a special talent for the arts. With his wonderful sense of color and ability to translate emotion into image has molded his professional career that spans over 26 years. As a young man growing up in the U.S film industry capital , James’s interest in film making and fine art would mark the beginning of a long, successful career in animated films. He found his artistic niche at Walt Disney Studios as a background animation specialist for 22 years. Eventually James Coleman left the motion picture industry and turned his talent to canvas full time. He works in oil, watercolor, gouache and pastel, creating images that are impressionistic in style. His fantastic landscapes, sumptuous rain forest and deep quiet woods show Coleman’s extreme mastery and talent as an artist.