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Nathan Solano


Unlike most artists, Solano did not begin his painting career until he turned 40, and without any formal art training.

Solano briefly attended the University of Colorado, was drafted and spent a year in Vietnam as an Infantry Sergeant.  He returned and worked in a steel mill, then as a roofer, and as a waiter and bartender until he was hired as an illustrator for an advertising agency.

Nathan eventually worked in Colorado and Florida as an illustrator and art director for several ad agencies.  In 1989 he moved back to Colorado and begin painting.

His work has been featured in The Artists Magazine, Art of the West, SouthWest Art,

Western Art Collector, Taos Magazine, Western Horseman, Cowboys and Indians and the Wildlife Art Magazine.

Nathan is represented by the Ann Korologos Gallery, Basalt, Colorado;   The Broadmoor, Galleries, Colorado Springs, Colorado.