Tim Solliday, b. 1952, Ottumwa, Iowa, (United States)
Inspired to paint by his artist-father, California landscape and figure painter Tim Solliday studied with early California Impressionist, Theodore N. Lukits (1897-1992). Here, Solliday honed his exceptional skills and solidified his goal of capturing beauty on canvas in the plein-air style. Solliday supplemented his income by creating posters, book illustrations and creating artwork for the film industry Solliday’s work is a unique combination of the historic and the contemporary, drawing inspiration from turn-of-the- century California and Western artists such as Ernest Blumenschein, Frank Tenney Johnson and Dean Cornwell. Solliday’s work is based on a solid sense of design, pattern and bright, vibrant color. Solliday’s subjects include landscape, narrative and figures. Solliday’s style of painting is reminiscent of Taos Society of Artists painters William Herbert Dunton and Ernest Martin Hennings.
Tim Solliday is a signature member of the California Art Club and the Pastel Society of America as well as a member of the Laguna Art Association.