“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
Copley Society of Boston
Portrait Society of America
Oil Painters of America
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)
Fine Arts Connoisseur magazine
International Artist magazine
Art Collector Magazine
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