Roi Colmanpaula leal
I am finally putting together some pieces of a family art puzzel....I have one of Roi''s paintings, inherited from my father....who inherited it from his Aunt...and it looks as though the Laguna Beach Art Ass. is the basis of the relaltionhip...My great aunt Minnie Tingle was one of the first members..way way back and and may have know Mr. Colman.....and after looking at Mr. Colmans other pieces of art I can see how one of my aunt was inspired....some of my inherited pieces of work came from Charles P. Safford...to which an appriaser said that he studied with....but this is all very early California artistry...and the artist must have been a small colony...and these associations must have kept them rounded up knowing what wonderful work they were producing....but that is the best I can do about Mr. Colman....
R. Clarkson ColmanJim Russell
This artist's career is strongly linked to California and Texas, but I have a seascape painting of his that has, inscribed in pencil on the back: "Changing Tide, June 1930." According to my Mother, who was always good with family detail, the artist traded it to her father, M.R. Wood, for rent in Seattle. It is about 30" square. The painting appears to be a northwest subject because of its darker colors. On the back of the painting it also has an old newspaper advertisement from an auction house, and it states that the artist is leaving town and it lists his belongings that are for sale. Jim Russell
Water coloursAnne Erikson
I have in my home in South Africa two watercolour paintings signed "R Colman". They depict a fjord-like landscape, with high mountain peaks covered in snow. Very pretty. Your website does not mention him having painted in watercolours. I also wonder how these paintings got to South Africa. They hung on the wall in the home I grew up in and even as a child I thought they were so pretty. So we have had them in our family for at least 50 years now. Does anyone know of a South African connection for this artist?
roi clarkson colman - artist and poet clark schwappach
I am very curious about the work of Roi Clarkson Colman. My great grandmother knew him (though I don’t know how well). I know that he had a studio in La Jolla, CA and that he was more than just a painter. When my Great Grandmother died I was given a book from her collection. It has a red wood cover and is hand painted. The title is “The Devils Playground and the Sea.” by Roi Clarkson Colman, Published by Ocean Beach News and is numbered 147 of 500. (value unknown) needs restoratioin/preservation. The San Diego Historical Society could not help me with any new information over the web and I can’t get there to look at their archives. If any one has information about him I would like to hear from you.