"We are at a clash of two different times: the traditional cowboy'n' ways are
being overridden by the modern, quicker technologies. This is the focus of my
paintings," Coronato says. "I try to document moments in time that show the
ways of a fading lifestyle that so many people have admired." The subjects of
Coronato's work remind people that there is still a remote, free West. The
question the artist is asked most often is, "Do they really do that?" Coronato
reflects, "Yes, they do - but not for much longer. The West is alive, it s
just hiding in small corners of our country, trying to desperately hang on and
not be forgotten."
Coronato lives half the year in remote, eastern Wyoming and half the year in
southern California. Upon graduating from Otis/Parsons Art School, he moved to
Wyoming to pursue a career as a cowboy artist. His work has been shown at the
High Plains Museum, the Coeur D'Alene Art Auction and in 1995 won Best of Show
as the Pendleton Round Up Art Show. "