Welcome!  Here's a little background.

My name is Tim Dardis and I thank you for shopping my sites!

If I must admit it I have been a "maker" in one form or another, for more than 50 years.  In the early 70's I chose to enlist in the U.S. Navy to take advantage of an amazing school; The United States Naval Schools of Photography. It was here, and during the following years, that I developed my "eye".  Composition is the common thread that runs through all of my art, no matter the medium.

Much of what you see in my online fine art galleries (DARDISartgalleries.com) (timdardis.com) and this art merchandise site, Tee West Designs, is an expression of my artist's statement which is simply;  

"My mind wanders".  

Enjoy the journey!


  • Married: 42+ years

  • Children: 2 beautiful, now grown women

  • Grandchildren: 6 from 3 to 22 years of age

  • Pets: Many over the years but currently one spoiled Norwich Terrier

  • Current Location: Central Florida 

  • I have lived on both U.S. coasts, the midwest and 6 Florida locations


If you want to know more? Email me HERE.

Original Silver Halide Gelatin Photographs can be found at timdardis.com

Reproductions of my original photography can be found at DARDISartgalleries.com

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