Disney Fine Art
James Coleman

James Coleman was born in Hollywood, California in 1949. Coleman began his career with Walt Disney Studios in the summer of 1969, when his mother, who had been working as a secretary with Disney since the Hyperion days, got him a job in the studio's mailroom. His big break came when he entered one of his paintings in the studio art show. Several of the Disney artists viewing his work, saw his potential and realized he had an untapped ability and encouraged him to go into animation background painting. Walt Disney Productions welcomed his creative energies. His first film, "Winnie, the Pooh and Tigger, too", sparked his interest not only in painting backgrounds but also in background design and color styling.

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PRINTS (editions on canvas)

James Coleman - Dreaming

DREAMING

Hand Embellished
Giclée on Canvas

18 x 24 inches
Edition Size: 195

WE'LL KEEP 'EM

Hand Embellished
Giclée on Canvas

18 x 24 inches
Edition Size: 95

James Coleman - We'll Keep Em
James Coleman - Moonlit Pearl

MOONLIT PEARL

Hand Embellished
Giclée on Canvas

18 x 27 inches
Edition Size: 195

MICKEY AND MINNIE IN LONDON

Hand Embellished
Giclée on Canvas

24 x 12 inches
Edition Size: 195

James Coleman - Mickey and Minnie in London
James Coleman - Sorcerer Symphony

SORCERER SYMPHONY

Giclée on Canvas

22 x 28 inches
Edition Size: 195

A NEW DISCOVERY

Giclée on Canvas

24 x 20 inches
Edition Size: 95

James Coleman - A New Discovery
James Coleman - a sweet goodbye

A SWEET GOODBYE

Hand Embellished
Giclée on Canvas

24 x 36 inches
Edition Size: 70

BLACK TIE AFFAIR

Giclée on Canvas

24 x 30 inches
Edition Size: 295

James Coleman - Black Tie Affair
James Coleman - First Look at Neverland

FIRST LOOK AT NEVERLAND

Giclée on Canvas

24 x 36 inches
Edition Size: 395

DAY AT THE BEACH

Hand Embellished
Giclée on Canvas

16 x 20 inches
Edition Size: 95

James Coleman - day at the beach
James Coleman - For the Love of Beauty

FOR THE LOVE OF BEAUTY

Giclée on Canvas

24 x 20 inches
Edition Size: 395

FOX AND THE HOUND (ANNIVERSARY EDITION)

Giclée on Canvas

24 x 48 inches
Edition Size: 20

James Coleman - Fox and the hound
James Coleman - Goofing Off

GOOFING OFF

Hand Embellished
Giclée on Canvas

16 x 20 inches
Edition Size: 95

HOOK DISCOVERED

Giclée on Canvas

24 x 36 inches
Edition Size: 395

James Coleman - Hook Discovered
James Coleman - I Wanna Be Like You

I WANNA BE LIKE YOU

Giclée on Canvas

24 x 20 inches
Edition Size: 195

KAUAI DREAM

Hand Embellished
Giclée on Canvas

24 x 18 inches
Edition Size: 95

James Coleman - Kauai Dream
James Coleman - moonlight proposal

MOONLIGHT PROPOSAL

Giclée on Canvas

16 x 20 inches
Edition Size: 95

PICKING FLOWERS

Giclée on Canvas

30 x 40 inches
Edition Size: 395

James Coleman - Picking Flowers
James Coleman - Poohs afternoon nap

POOH'S AFTERNOON NAP

Giclée on Canvas

20 x 24 inches
Edition Size: 195

RAINBOW CONNECTION

Giclée on Canvas

20 x 20 inches
Edition Size: 195

James Coleman - Rainbow Connection
James Coleman - ROMANCE ON THE RIVIERA

ROMANCE ON THE RIVIERA

Hand Embellished
Giclée on Canvas

20 x 12 inches
Edition Size: 195

SPRINGTIME IN THE MEADOWS

Giclée on Canvas

20 x 40 inches
Edition Size: 395

James Coleman - Springtime in the Meadows
James Coleman - Tuscan Love

TUSCAN LOVE

Hand Embellished
Giclée on Canvas

24 x 30 inches
Edition Size: 195

A PARIS SUNSET

Giclée on Canvas

15 x 22 inches
Edition Size: 195

James Coleman - A Paris Sunset


ORIGINAL PAINTINGS (Oil on Canvas)               (back to top)

James Coleman - Colemans Paradise

COLEMAN'S PARADISE

Painting on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

retail $20,000

ONE ON THE LINE

Mixed Media Original on Canvas

15 x 30 inches

retail $15,000

James Coleman - One on the Line
James Coleman - Golden Afternoon

GOLDEN AFTERNOON

Painting on Canvas w/ Gold, Siver & Copper Leaf

22 x 28 inches

retail $24,000

COLORS OF THE REEF

Painting on Paper, Including Custom Framed

11 x 22 inches

retail $12,500

James Coleman - Colors of the Reef
James Coleman - On the Green

ON THE GREEN

Original on Canvas

18 x 36 inches

retail $28,500

FIRST LOOK AT NEVERLAND

Original on Canvas

24 x 36 inches

retail $38,000

James Coleman - First Look at Neverland


James Coleman - BIO               (back to top)

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. Though he lacked the athletic skills of his young friends, he more than made up for it with imagination and ingenuity. As a young man, his interest in filmmaking and fine art would mark the beginning of a long, successful career in animated films. Coleman began his career with Walt Disney Studios in the summer of 1969, when his mother, who had been working as a secretary with Disney since the Hyperion days, got him a job in the studio's mailroom. His big break came when he entered one of his paintings in the studio art show. Several of the Disney artists viewing his work, saw his potential and realized he had an untapped ability and encouraged him to go into animation background painting.

Walt Disney Productions welcomed his creative energies. His first film, "Winnie, the Pooh and Tigger, too", sparked his interest not only in painting backgrounds but also in background design and color styling.

After completing, "The Rescuers", his first feature film, he was promoted to Background Department Supervisor, a position he held for nearly seventeen years. During that time, he personally hired and trained a select group of artists, whom he would work with for most of his career at Disney. While at Disney, James styled and worked on twelve films and over thirty short subjects which included "Mickey's Christmas Carol", "The Fox and the Hound", "The Great Mouse Detective", "The Black Cauldron", "The Little Mermaid", and Academy Award-winning, "Beauty and the Beast". All of which came to life with James Coleman's background images gracing the silver screen.

In 1991, after twenty-two years with Disney, James left to pursue a new career. He was ready to devote 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.

Coleman works in oil, watercolor, gouache and pastel. His work is impressionistic and luminous. His pieces intrigue the eye and touch the heart. His paintings are warm, inviting and unique. A master of color, light and design, Coleman has become one of the most collected and sought after artists around the world. James Coleman pieces can be found in many fine, personal and corporate collections including that of the Disney family. Coleman is a naturalist and environmentalist who involve himself with the National Parks and other environmental organizations. He has been a finalist for five years in the Arts for the Parks competition.

The contribution made by Coleman to the world of art over some thirty years, both in film and fine art, makes him one of the most collected artists in contemporary art. His work is represented by some of the most prominent and respected galleries in North America, the Orient and the Hawaiian Islands.

 





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