J. G. Coleman is a fine art photographer specializing in the wilds of the American Northeast, with a strong emphasis on the landscapes of Connecticut where he was born and raised. As an avid hiker and naturalist, he creates artwork that is inspired and informed by a range of disciplines, conveying an intimate relationship with the land, its denizens and its rich history. During his travels, Coleman has produced one of the largest, most diverse collections of fine art Connecticut landscape photography currently available.
Coleman’s interest in art began at a very early age with pen and pencil sketches and, as he grew older, he transitioned mostly to watercolor painting. But he eventually found himself fascinated with computer technology and, for nearly a decade, his focus shifted away from traditional fine arts towards website design and computer graphics, fields in which he delved into digital art and the elements of visual design. He also worked as a freelance writer on the topics of nature, technology and horticulture.
By the time he visited Central America in his mid-twenties, photography was one of the few forms of art that he hadn’t sincerely explored. Coleman found the landscapes of Costa Rica to be exotic and enchanting, though he noticed that the people who lived there seemed to have grown jaded to the wonders of nature that surrounded them everyday. With this simple realization in mind, he resolved to rediscover the awe-inspiring qualities of his own homeland; digital photography was the perfect medium. “The transition to photography seemed rather coincidental at the time, but in retrospect,” Coleman recalls,” it made perfect sense.” Coleman’s passion for visual art, in-depth familiarity with digital graphics and life-long experience with the landscapes of New England all found a focused form of potent personal expression in his nature photography. When he began to realize that his photography could stir the emotions of others as strongly as the landscapes that inspired his work, he knew that he had discovered his artistic calling.