24"X28" Pastel on illustration board

This was a paintbrush left to me among other tools from my father's workshop.

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Tim Reilly

About Tim Reilly


1968 - 1972 B.F.A., Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1977 - 1978 B.A., Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
1974 & 1983 Continuing Studies, The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY


1983 - 1985 Broward Community College, Davie, FL (Adjunct Faculty)
Bauder College, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Adjunct Faculty)
1997 Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL (Adjunct Faculty)
1999 Daytona State Community College, Daytona Beach, FL (Adjunct Faculty)


2010 The Artist’s Magazine - All Media Online Competition - Finalist - Pastel Category
The Visual Arts Center 7th Biennial National Art Exhibition, Punta Gorda, FL
Society of Illustrators Los Angeles - Gold Medal - Gallery Category, Los Angeles, CA
Pastel Journal Magazine - 11th Annual Pastel 100 Exceptional Paintings - Honorable Mention - Still Life Category
2009 The Artist’s Magazine - 26th Annual All Media Competition - Finalist - Still Life Category
One Person Show - Orlando Museum of Art Museum Shop, Orlando, FL
“Avatar” - Orlando Museum of Art 1st Thursday Exhibition, Orlando FL
“Art Noir” - Orlando Museum of Art 1st Thursday Exhibition, Orlando FL
“Peaceworks: On the Wings of Peace” - Orlando Museum of Art 1st Thursday Exhibition, Orlando FL
2008 Crealde School of Art 28th Annual Juried Exhibition - 1st Place - Painting and Drawing Category, Winter Park, FL
1997 Society of Illustrators Dallas - Silver and Bronze Medals - Unpublished Category, Dallas, TX
Society of Illustrators Los Angeles - Silver and Bronze Medals - Unpublished Category, Los Angeles, CA

The same year Tim graduated from Pratt Institute in 1972, he began his career in New York as a Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator. After a few years working for ad agency clients such as J. Walter Thompson and Bozell & Jacobs, he later returned to Florida, his boyhood home.

Over a career which has spanned 35 years, Tim has worked as a Designer, Art Director and Creative Director for advertising agencies, television stations and both in-house corporate and private design groups. His work has been seen nationally in New York Magazine, Sunshine Magazine and The Washington Times newspaper. Tim has received awards ranging from The Scholastic Art Award as a high school senior, to Gold, Silver and Bronze medals as a practicing professional from the Society of Illustrators of Dallas and Los Angeles.