Late Afternoon View from Windy Hill.

Windy Hill is a good vantage point from which to view Redwood City, Palo Alto, Mountain View and beyond in all directions, as far north as San Francisco and beyond San Jose in the south. This painting makes the vantage poiint itself the focus.

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About gary coleman

Gary minored in art but majored in English at San Jose State University, entering teaching upon graduation.


In 1964, he got a position with the Department of State Diplomatic Courier Service to be stationed in Frankfurt, Germany.   He accompanied top secret materials to virtually every capital city in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.


After 2 ½ years of living the Cold War and witnessing Africa’s bloody emergence from colonialism, Mr. Coleman headed off to Paris where he was accepted into the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Arts to study drawing and painting.


In 1968, Gary returned to the US, married his Paris sweetheart, Karoline, returned to teaching and had, with the help of Karoline, two children. In 1998 he retired from teaching. He now had time to become a full-time artist. At first he was preoccupied with the idea of producing a body of work that could be recognized as his own, but as he painted more, he found, to his relief, that he was just becoming Gary Coleman naturally. Since 1998, Gary has won more than 20 show ribbons, including 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes, in local shows.


In 2004 he was the featured artist for the Palo Alto First Friday ArtWalks. Since then, he has had a number of one-person shows. In 2008 Pacific Grove Art Center hosted Gary Coleman/Landscapes. He has been represented at one time or another by the Sobi Gallery in Burlingame, The Arte Junction in Winters the Khalid Gallery in San Jose and Casa Gallaria in San Juan Bautista. He is currently an exhibiting artist at 

the following: Valley Art Gallery in Walnut Creek, Los Gatos Museum’s Gallery , and The Stone Griffin in Campbell.

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