Nathan Solano took the long way to becoming an artist. He spent years working in restaurants, shooting photos, and working in graphic design before finally settling down as an artist when he was 40. And, for the past 30 years, that’s what he’s been.
From his studio on the second floor of an historic building in downtown Pueblo, Colorado, Solano paints Western landscapes, cowboys, and Native Americans—and sometimes the simple scenes that unfold on the streets below his windows.
He recently took a break from painting to talk about the path he took to get to where he is now—and where he might be going next.
Moonlight Over Taos Pueblo
18” by 24”
“Taos Pueblo is a place where you are in the midst of history—more than 1,000 years of history!”
4 In A Row
24” by 30”
“There is a lot of noise and dust when working the pens. The title came easy.”