I have loved creating art for as long as I can remember, and painting will be a significant part of my future. Painting fulfills me because it is gratifying, relaxing, and empowering and there are no boundaries in art. No boundaries means that there is no right or wrong to what I create. I am influenced by everything I see, feel and experience, but particularly by nature.
          The majority of my art education takes place at home in my art studio. While I have learned from watching videos, I have grown artistically through practice and experimentation, as well as with many talented artists in the community.
The mediums I work in include, acrylic, mixed media, airbrushing and oil paints. The focus of my art is abstract paintings however, I am growing as a landscape painter. My landscapes paintings focus on the fluidity of water and picturesque terrain that capture the beauty of nature.  I create depth in the landscapes by using modeling paste and gel mediums. My abstract art includes an extensive series of acrylic eggshell works. I enjoy the depth, texture and effects the eggs create and how each piece can creates its own mood. I have also recently started landscape and wildlife photography.
    In February of 2017 I was admitted to Orange Country Artist Guild and at age 13.  I am the youngest artist in the organization! I am planning to partake in the open studio tour in November of 2017.  I have received wonderful feedback on my artwork at both private and group exhibitions. One of my eggshell artworks was on the cover of the  August’s issue of Genetics In Medicine magazine.
          Thank you for viewing my web site. I welcome any feedback you would like to share.

                                                     ~Eli

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Member of the Orange County Artists Guild (OCAG)

2018 Open Studio Tour First two weekends in November 2018 (3/4 & 10/11): : 109 Standing Rock Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

EXIBITS:

Current and Upcoming:

June 1-October 31, 2018: This and That Gift Gallery: 18 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510

November 23-December 24: Frank Community Gallery (University Mall): 201 S Estes Dr. 
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Past:

November-December, 2015: Joe Van Gogh Coffee Shop: 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

January 27-April, 2017: Judea Reform Congregation: 1933 W Cornwallis Rd, Durham, NC 27705

First two weekends in November 2017 (4/5 & 11/12): OCAG Open Studio Tour: 109 Standing Rock Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 

January 1-Febuary 1, 2018: Open Eye Cafe: 101 S Greensboro St, Carrboro, NC 27510

Febuary 2-March 1, 2018: Perch Coworking: 106 S Greensboro St, Carrboro, NC 27510

First two weekends in November 2018 (3/4 & 10/11): OCAG Open Studio Tour: 109 Standing Rock Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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