Eli Cedrone is an award-winning artist from Boston. 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. Eli has won numerous awards from groups including the 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. Her work has been featured in Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur and International Artist's Magazine.
"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. 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. Ultimately my concerns are with the expressive qualities of light captured with paint. Contemporary Impressionism best describes my style."
Affiliations American Impressionist Society
Oil Painters of America, Portrait Society America Copley Society Boston
Plein Air Invitationals 2019 Bermuda Plein Air Festival
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 2017 Best in Oils, Bermuda Plein Air Festival "Coral Beach"
2017 Quick Draw Winner, Lighthouse Art Festival, Tequesta, FL
2017 Best in Oils, Focus on Figures Juried Exhibition "Arianna" 2017 First Place Oils, Duxbury Art Museum, MA "Kimono" 2017 Best in Show, Hull Lifesaving Museum, Hull MA
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" 2014 Invitational Third Place, Blackstone Valley Plein Air Competition "Castle Hill" 2014 Award of Excellence, Portrait Society America, Showcase Competition "On the Ropes"
2012 Honorable Mention, Laumeister Fine Art Competition, Bennington, VT "Rescue At Sea" 2012 Award of Excellence, Portrait Society of America "La Loggia" 2012 Third Place Oils, Members Exhibition, North River Arts Society, MA "Salome" 2012 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"
2009 Third Place, Juried Figure Exhibition, North River Arts Society, MA "Repose" 2009 Calendar Winner, North River Arts Society, MA "Day At The Beach"
2008 Award of Excellence, Members Exhibition North River Arts Society, MA "Mercato" 2008 Calendar Contest, North River Arts Society "Kate In The Garden"
2007 First Prize Oils, Pembroke Arts Festival, MA "Journey's End" 2007 Honorable Mention, Guild of Boston Artists, NE Representational Show "Swans At Rest" 2007 Honorable Mention, Members Show North River Arts Society "Shell Seekers"
2006 Honorable Mention, Members Show North River Arts Society "After the Beach" 2006 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 2004 Third Place, Captain Forbes Musuem, MA "Field of Dreams" 2004 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”