"I've always been influenced by the power of images to express ideas and emotions. Painting is a process of discovery and decision making where disparate elements pull together until the image is clearly expressed. Ultimately my concerns are with the expressive qualities of light captured with paint. Contemporary Impressionism best describes my style.
I'm drawn to the human form where figures exist both in representational and painterly worlds and will I'll often explore a narrative theme in order to capture the emotional power of a moment in time. I feel that common, every day things can be beautiful and resonant without being manipulative or artificially provocative. Landscape painting for me is a journey in search of something that evokes a personal response to nature beyond the obvious and descriptive. I'm inspired by the fabric of which our environment is woven. Daily surroundings that show a visual patina of time speak to me; the alchemy between what is transient and what is solid. Between the two is the rich matrix of the shadow and light patterns of life."
Eli Cedrone is an award-winning artist from the Boston area. A graduate of the School of Art & Design, (Suffolk University) she also studied in Florence, Italy; The Museum of Fine Arts School and The Academy of Realist Art, Boston. She began her career in Bermuda, at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, followed by work as an art director and Illustrator in Laguna Beach, CA. She returned to Boston in 1996 and began her career as a professional artist, establishing Eli Cedrone Fine Art Gallery and Atelier.
Cedrone has won numerous awards including Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America and International Artists. She is the recipient of several residencies and fellowships and has participated in juried invitationals in the US and abroad. She has attained the level of Copley Master at the Copley Society of Art, Boston. Her work has been featured in Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur and International Artist's Magazine. She also writes a monthly blog called Art & Soul: http://artfulhand.blogspot.com.
Eli is a popular workshop instructor, internationally and in the US. Her work is represented by Cecil Byrne Gallery, Charleston, SC; Gallery Antonia, Chatham, MA; Charles Fine Arts Gallery & Williams Fine Art, Gloucester, MA; Gallery One Seventeed, Bermuda.
Gallery Representation Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara CA Cecil Byrne Gallery, Charleston, SC Gallery Antonia, Chatham MA Charles Fine Arts Gallery, Gloucester, MA Gallery 117, Bermuda
Affiliations Oil Painters of America, Portrait Society America Copley Society Boston Laguna Plein Air Painters
Plein Air Invitationals 2019 Lighthouse Art Center Festival of Arts, Tequesta FL 2017 Bermuda Plein Air Festival 2017 Cape Ann Plein Air Festival 2016 Cape Ann Plein Air Festival 2017 Lighthouse Art Center Festival of Arts, Tequesta FL 2016 Just Plein Fun, Delray Center for the Arts, Delray FL 2015 Bermuda Plein Air Festival 2015 Lighthouse Art Center Festival of Arts, Tequesta FL
Artist Residencies 2017 Masterworks, Bermuda 2014 Cape Ann Museum of Art, Gloucester, MA Annual Palm Beach Residency Annual Nantucket Residency
Awards 2017Best in Oils, Bermuda Plein Air Festival "Coral Beach" Best in Oils, Focus on Figures Juried Exhibition "Arianna" First Place Oils, Duxbury Art Museum, MA "Kimono" Best in Show, Hull Lifesaving Museum, Hull MA Quick Draw Winner, Lighthouse Art Festival, Tequesta, FL
2016 Award of Excellence, Delray Center for the Arts: "Fat Rooster"
2015 Best in Oils, Cape Cod Museum of Art "Dartmouth & Newbury"
2014 Roz Farbush Award for Color, North River Arts Society "Union Oyster House" Invitational Third Place, Blackstone Valley Plein Air Competition "Castle Hill" Award of Excellence, Portrait Society America, Showcase Competition "On the Ropes" 2012 Honorable Mention, Laumeister Fine Art Competition, Bennington, VT "Rescue At Sea" Award of Excellence, Portrait Society of America "La Loggia" Third Place Oils, Members Exhibition, North River Arts Society, MA "Salome" Best Maritime Award, North River Arts Society Festival, MA"So Others May Live" 2010 Honorable Mention, Portrait Society, Members Showcase Competition "Rouge et Noir" 2009 Third Place, Portrait Society, Members, Showcase Competition "Dalena" Third Place, Juried Figure Exhibition, North River Arts Society, MA "Repose" Calendar Winner, North River Arts Society, MA "Day At The Beach" 2008 Award of Excellence, Members Exhibition North River Arts Society, MA "Mercato" Calendar Contest, North River Arts Society "Kate In The Garden" 2007 First Prize Oils, Pembroke Arts Festival, MA "Journey's End" Honorable Mention, Guild of Boston Artists, NE Representational Show "Swans At Rest" Honorable Mention, Members Show North River Arts Society "Shell Seekers" 2006 Honorable Mention, Members Show North River Arts Society "After the Beach" Third Place, Captain Forbes Museum, MA “Field of Dreams” 2005 Third Place, Hull Lifesaving Museum, MA “Sun Sand & Bucket” 2004 Third Place, Juried Members Exhibition Fuller Museum of Art Third Place, Captain Forbes Musuem, MA "Field of Dreams" Honorable Mention, Winter Juried Show, Duxbury Art Museum, MA 2002 Second Place, Oils, Duxbury Art Museum, MA "The Offering" 1997 Second Place, Oils, Duxbury Art Museum, MA “Urban Legend” 1994 Award of Excellence, Costa Mesa Art League, CA “Homeless”