A Philadelphia regional artist, Tim Simboli is a fourth generation painter, born into a family immersed in the arts. His great-grandfather, Pietro, studied fine arts in Rome and worked as a muralist, painter and sculptor in the United States. Pietroís son, Ray, was a painting professor at Carnegie-Mellon University. Timís father, Joseph Simboli, was one of three grandchildren who became professional artists. He and his wife, Gerry, graduated from the University of the Arts and established Simboli Design. Timís sister, Sara, is a professional artist based in Pennsylvania.
Raised in a creative atmosphere, Tim began to draw at an early age. He became interested in landscape painting while studying with the master painter, Tom Bostelle. He graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from Temple Universityís Tyler School of Art.
Following in the footsteps of his great grandfather, Tim spent time abroad studying painting in Rome, where he worked extensively in landscape. This work appeared in several shows in Rome and in a one-man show in the United States upon his return.
Tim has worked in a variety of mediums, but is attracted to pastel, which lends itself to the richness of color he uses to depict light and shadow.
Along with a number of private art collections, Tim has been commissioned to paint landscapes for a show at Longwood Gardens and has contributed to the Ecumenical World Conference.
In 2002, Tim was inducted into the Creative Artists Network of Philadelphia.His work has been exhibited at the Creative Artists Network Gallery, as well as in additional shows in Philadelphia, in Bryn Mawr and at the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore. Tim Simboli was invited to be a member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society and was elected to the Board of Directors in the fall of 2003.
Tim regularly shows at the Louisa Melrose Gallery in Frenchtown, New Jersey, where he won the Louisa Melrose Award in a juried show and was highlighted at the gallery during the fall of 2003. He is also the featured artist at the Accent Studio Gallery in Haddonfield, New Jersey.