Our exhibit for the month of April 2012 featured small works & studies of Stoughton artist Eli Cedrone.
Eli offered portrait and figure sketching for the public at the Gallery on Saturday, March 31.
The exhibit was on display until May 3.
Eli Cedrone has spent her lifetime creating. A graduate of the School of Art & Design in Boston, she studied art in Italy and at the School of the MFA, Boston. Her professional career began as an art director at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, Bermuda, followed by work as an illustrator in Laguna Beach, CA. Her work has been exhibited nationwide and she is a popular workshop instructor in the alla prima method. Contemporary Realism would best describe her style. Two powerful influences have been the Spanish impressionist, Joaquin Sorolla and Richard Diebenkorn. Others include Nicolai Fechin, Anders Zorn, John Singer Sargent.
She and her husband live in a suburb of Boston, MA, with their daughter and two beloved Boston Terriers, Sargent & Sorolla.
Eli works in oils, and feels it's important to work from life. She paints en plein air or develops larger works in studio from the model, memory and a variety of reference materials. Her work bridges abstraction and realism. She is most drawn to the human form - the body as an expressive and interpretive vehicle, transforming the figure into suggestions of person, place and human pathos. The figures exist both in representational and tactile, painterly worlds. Eli is constantly striving for a way to articulate this unique visual synthesis; from the monolithic to the corporeal. Often a narrative theme is explored, she strives to capture the emotional power of the moment. For Eli, landscape painting is a journey in search of something that ultimately evokes a personal response - something beyond the obvious and descriptive. Her concerns are with the expressive qualities of light captured in paint as much as they're about new ways to consider the landscape in contemporary painting.