“I remember sitting there, under the moon, for four or five hours just experiencing the night and how the moon effected everything in it. In addition to watching the light itself, how it manipulated the color, the shapes and the shadows, I wanted to feel the tremendous emotion of it all…so I would never forget it.” James Coleman, a name synonymous with sweeping skies, tropical rain forests, rich deep woods and silent deserts. The images created by this talented man continue to delight all that view them. James Coleman was born in Hollywood, California in 1949. As a youth, his creative abilities seemed to dominate his world. In 1969, Coleman found his creative energies welcomed by Walt Disney Productions. As an animation background designer, Coleman styled and worked on nine feature films and over 30 short subjects. Winnie the Pooh, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast came to life with James Coleman’s background images gracing the silver screen. Twenty-two years with Disney found him ready to commit all of his time and talent to the love of his life, fine art. Today, he continues to illuminate the art world with vibrant colors, gentle moods, powerful design and exquisite detail.