Tim Solliday was born in Ottumwa, Iowa in 1952 and has had a direct interest in the West, its’ history and its’ mythology all his life. Solliday started his fine art career as a plein aire landscape painter. Most of these landscapes were very western in character and feeling. Solliday lives in Southern California and has loved the beautiful scenes and mild climate of the area. He is inspired by both landscapes and animals and worked as an illustrator, a commercial artist and in the motion picture industry. In his late 20’s, Tim turned his attention to a career as a fine artist. Solliday feels fortunate to have found a traditional teacher to study under, while working in commercial art. Theo N. Lukits taught him in the Los Angeles area from the 1940’s through the 1980’s. Lukits was a graduate of the Chicago Art Institute in 1918.
Recently, Tim has enjoyed great success painting American Indian and Western scenes. He is a Signature member of the California Art Club, and the Pastel Society of America. Solliday has been featured in many prestigious shows such as: Prix de West in Oklahoma City and the Masters of the American West in Los Angeles, CA. Solliday has been featured in Southwest Art, Art of the West, Western Art Collector, American Artist, International Artist and many others. Solliday has won top awards in many of the shows he has entered. He is now represented by Trailside Gallery in Jackson Hole, WY and Scottsdale, AZ, Tierney Fine Arts in Bozeman, MT, and American Legacy Fine Arts in Pasadena, CA. Solliday is grateful to his collectors and galleries and looks forward to a productive future.