11 x 12 inches, 240 pages, hardcover, 115 color plates.
Written by Loring W. Coleman, NA, AWS; Edited by Hugh Fortmiller with a Foreword by Henry Adams. Published by Hard Press Editions in association with Hudson Hills Press.
Distinguished painter and teacher, Loring W. Coleman, shares his lifetime of art through a recounting of amusing and intriguing experiences as a student and teacher and as a distinguished plein air painter, especially of New England landscapes. Coleman has studied with New England notables Hermann Dudley Murphy, Charles Curtis Allen and Bernard Keyes. This charming and stimulating recount of the artist’s life also features 30 anecdotal essays showcasing paintings representative of his work from the 1950′s through the early 21st century. These cleverly drawn stories are derived from his own impressions and experiences during the creation of these paintings. Loring W. Coleman touches us in our knowing of a New England landscape and its deep impressions of leaning farmhouses, sagging Colonials with a few shingles missing, and barely-there barns. His style is exact, capturing weight, light and mood of each scene as if in conversation with it.