Michael Coleman

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About Michael

Whether inspired by a dream or the story of second century martyrs, Michael Coleman spends hours, or sometimes years, taking a very scholarly approach to his work. Bridging the spiritual and physical realms–or portraying the mind and soul of man–are not tasks for the faint of heart.   


“For the past 45 years, I have searched for Truth, Light and Beauty in my Art,” Michael says. “My hope is that the viewer will become involved in the complexity of the artwork… will contemplate and find meaning through the eyes of their own experiences.”


Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Michael Coleman has studied and created art his entire life. He completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Louisiana Tech University in 1985 and worked for many years as an illustrator and graphic designer while developing his style of painting over nights and weekends. Michael’s search for the perfect light eventually took him to Albuquerque, where he worked with a company creating murals, 3-dimensional art, graphics, interior and exterior faux finishes, signage, and carpentry for clients in Albuquerque, Chicago, Las Vegas Shreveport, and Memphis. 


Mike has taught fundamentals of art, drawing, painting, ceramics, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, fine art matting and framing, art education, and art history at high schools, community colleges, and universities in New Mexico and now back in Kansas City. 


An internationally acclaimed artist in Fantastic Realism and Visionary Art, Mike is a juried member of the Canadian and the American branches of the Society for Art of Imagination and continues to create works for international competition. 

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Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Michael Coleman’s work is influenced by his professional experience as an Illustrator, Graphic Designer, and Muralist. He especially appreciates his time in New Mexico working for Opp Art Inc with commercial clients such as the Paris Casino in Las Vegas the Imus Ranch, for Kids with Cancer, near Ribera, New Mexico. With a passion for teaching, Michael has taught art in both highschools and college and has his MA in Curriculum and Instructional Leadership. Michael moved his family back to the Kansas City area in 2016 and now teaches at the Guadalupe Centers Charter High School. His work has transcendental and spiritual themes in lush colors taking from both realism and surrealism. He creates both Visionary and Fantastic Realism. His Body, Mind & Soul Series incorporates the concepts Sacred Geometry in large format oil painting loosely based on the concept of “squaring the circle,” a visual expression or metaphor for doing something logically or intuitively impossible.
“I’m looking for light, color, shape, and beauty….trying to create different windows…. by representing the human body, mind, and our spiritual nature….to represent the soul.” Find him at www.mikecolemanfineart.com