Tim Wistrom - Artist


Many people don't know his name, but they know his paintings. He's often referred to as "the artist that paints Seattle underwater". Still other people know him as the artist that creates amazing realism, so detailed it looks like a photograph. Many had the opportunity to watch him paint at Art Shows in the malls during the 70's and 80's - his original paintings included boats, lighthouses, and Northwest scenes.

"Look at my paintings with a sense of humor and creativity, as my goal is to spark your imagination. Consider a world gone by and a world yet to be. Just Imagine! " -Tim Wistrom

Tim works with acrylic paint on canvas, using paint brushes. Every painting is done completely freehand, the old-fashioned way. He is a natural artist, self-taught, showing his talent at a very young age. His career started in 1969, when he was still in high school, and continues today.

The lure of the road called Tim for many years, and he enjoyed traveling to a variety of Art Festivals in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, and Florida, participating every year in 25-30 events.

All that changed in 2020 with the Covid and all of the shows were cancelled. Fortunately, his studio is in La Conner, WA. stayed open. He was able to paint daily and display all of his new paintings and prints. Stop by sometime!

Born in Germany to parents in the US Air Force, Tim grew up in Germany, on the East Coast, in San Diego, and Seattle.  Although his travels have taken him all over the world, Washington has been his home for over 40 years.


Mixed-Media Paintings are Fine Art Reproductions on canvas. Many of Tim's original paintings are very large, so a smaller sized Mixed-Media Painting would be the next best thing. They have the look, feel, and longevity of an original painting for a fraction of the cost.


Artist's Proof prints are a special subset of the regular limited edition. Traditionally, artist's proofs number 10% of the total edition, so in a limited edition of 500 prints, there will be only 50 artist's proofs. Artist's proofs are generally considered more collectable in the world of art, and their value is proportionally higher than the regular numbered limited-edition prints.