Anthony Solano was born in Hayward CA, then spent the majority of his childhood in Guadalajara, Mexico. When he returned to the Bay Area at the age of 13, art became a source of escape and comfort, as he acclimated to his new environment and learned a new language. In high school he was exposed to painting for the first time, sparking what would become his life’s passion.
Anthony, a self-taught painter, now resides in Portland, Oregon and credits the local landscape for a major creative shift, from abstract painting to the surreal genre that he currently practices. His work explores today’s environmental conflicts, communicated with vibrant hyper-realistic imagery and thought-provoking storytelling. A sense of optimism and hope within his work allows the viewer to experience a complex, emotional response.