Lester Coloma was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario and has been professionally hand painting murals since 1996 for corporate clients including Caesar's Windsor, Whole Foods Market Inc, and Busch Gardens.
As a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design Lester specialized in Illustration and also spent a year studying with the school's off campus program in the Florence, Italy. Upon graduating, Lester worked for a Toronto based mural studio and advanced steadily to the position of Lead Artist. Over one hundred hand painted murals measuring 80 feet in length were produced during his tenure for clients such as O'Charleys Restaurants, Pepsi Cola and the Hard Rock Cafe.
He has brought his unique painting knowledge, skill and experience back to Hamilton where it is evident in the creative hand painted murals for the Cake and Loaf Bakery (10 x 20 feet), Foreign Affairs Office (8 x 30 feet) and most recently an exterior mural in the Corktown district measuring 14 x 130 feet long.
Currently he is on the faculty at the Dundas Valley School of Art and collaborating with local businesses in the production of several large scale murals for Hamilton and the surrounding area.