Michael Coleman was born and raised in Provo, Utah and is a prominent Southwestern landscape painter with a traditional style that is much influenced by 19th-century painters Henry Farny and Thomas Moran. Coleman spent his boyhood hunting, fishing and trapping throughout the Rocky Mountains, often taking a sketchbook with him. Early on, he decided on a career in art, and traveled broadly for subject matter. Coleman's paintings are rich in detail and muted in tone, true to the remote landscapes he chooses to illustrate. The Indian encampments, wildlife and hunting subjects portrayed against the magnificent landscapes are rendered in such a way as to give the viewer a sense of gazing on the past. Coleman's work can be found in the private and public collections of Clint Eastwood, President George Bush, Sr., the Anschutz Collection, National Wildlife Art Museum and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, to name a few.