"Early Morning Cape Ann" by Eli Cedrone

“Early Morning Cape Ann”

Oil on Linen

36 x 24 in.

About the Artist:

“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.”

Eli Cedrone is an award-winning artist from the Boston area. Her style of Contemporary Impressionism explores a process of discovery, pulling disparate elements together to focus the ideas and emotions emergent through her images. She prefers to work directly from life, at least initially, so that the vitality of each image resonates. She is attracted to the human form, imbuing the emotional power of a moment in time into her narrative themes. In her landscapes, she seeks to depict her personal responses to nature as well, beyond the descriptive. Ultimately, Eli is fascinated by the expressive qualities of light as it reveals a visual patina of time. She strives to convey the alchemy between what is transient and what is solid, revealing between the two the matrix of the shadow and light patterns of life.

Graduating from the School of Art & Design, Suffolk University in Boston, Eli furthered her depth of expression, studying art in Florence, Italy.  She began her career in Advertising in Bermuda, a path which carried her into illustration and editorial design later in California, finally leading her back to Boston to renew her studies at the school of the MFA which initiated her painting full-time.

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 Artist at the Copley Society of Art, Boston.

She is also a popular instructor in the US and abroad. For information about her upcoming workshops in Bermuda, Portugal and Italy, visit her website: www.elicedrone.com

Memberships:

Copley Society of Boston

Portrait Society of America

Oil Painters of America

Education:

School of Art & Design, (Suffolk University)  (1981)

Bridgewater State College  (1977)

Summer Program, Florence Italy, (Florida State University) (1985)

The Museum of Fine Arts School (2001)

The Academy of Realist Art, Boston (2016)

Publications:

Fine Arts Connoisseur magazine

PleinAir magazine

International Artist magazine

Art Collector Magazine

Galleries:

Cecil Byrne Gallery, Charleston, SC

Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

Gallery Antonia, Chatham, MA

Charles Fine Arts Gallery, Gloucester, MA

Williams Fine Art, Wenham, MA

Gallery 117, Bermuda

Visit Eli’s website to see more of her work and learn of upcoming exhibits and scheduled workshops. www.elicedrone.com

 

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Editor PleinAir Today, Andrew Webster
Andrew Webster is the Editor of Plein Air Today and works as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.

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