Cyril Soolum was interested in art during high school in Trinidad, West Indies. And was a member of The Trinidad Art Society. He initially took Ink & Color painting classes at UBC and then took lessons from time to time with various art teachers. He was a former active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and participated in its juried show. He is a member of the Chinese Culture & Art Association of Canada and participated in various Association shows, and is also a member of the CCAFV.