J. Thomas Soltesz

A resident of California for almost 40 years, I have been painting our hills, valleys and coast in oils to bring attention to the beauty of the state to thousands of residents that have purchased my art over the years. I have been a Marin Agricultural Land Trust Artist for almost 20 years helping to raise funds to keep Marin green. I was involved in bringing attention to great organizations such as the Buckalew program that helps the mentally challenges residents of the north bay to survive and thrive through the annual “Marinscapes” show in Larkspur. I have also been a member of The Baywood Artists group that has helped raise funds for such organizations as One Tam, the GGNRA, and the Bay Trail among others.

I am a member of the California Art Club, a 100 year old club that promotes the art of California, and Oil Painters of America. My art has been collected by corporations and individuals across the US and abroad. I give workshops and painting demonstrations to many art organizations throughout the Bay Area including the Point Reyes National Seashore. Some of my collectors include the late Arnold Palmer, Tom Steyer, and the state of California.

I am have been represented by a number of well known galleries in the Bay Area including the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. My art has been published in a number of books and Magazines through out the years.