after graduation from the School of Art & Design, Suffolk University in
Boston, Cedrone decided to skip the harsh New England winters,
choosing instead to begin her career in Bermuda at Saatchi & Saatchi
Advertising. She took a brief sabbatical from her job to study art in
Florence, Italy. After nearly five years in Bermuda, she set her sights on
California. For the next ten years she lived in Laguna Beach, working as
an illustrator and editorial designer. Marriage and the birth of her
daughter Olivia brought her back to Boston where she continued studies at
the School of the MFA and began painting full-time. She enjoy teaching
workshop every year in Bermuda, California, Florida and Italy.
works primarily in oils, and feels it's important to work from life.
Contemporary Impressionism best describes her style. She often paints
outdoors and develops larger works in the studio from the model, memory
and a variety of references. Two major influences on her approach to
painting have been the Spanish impressionist, Joaquin Soralla and John
Singer Sargent. Others include, Nicolai Fechin, Anders Zorn and Richard
Cedrone is represented by galleries in Massachusetts, in
Bermuda and in Santa Barbara, CA.
Cedrone says: “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.
Often I’ll explore a narrative theme in order to capture the emotional
power of a moment in time. I think that common, every day things can be
beautiful and resonant without being manipulative or artificially
provocative. For me, landscape painting is a journey in search
of something that evokes a personal response to nature beyond the obvious.
Ultimately my concerns are with the expressive qualities of light
captured with paint.”
Eli had a solo exhibition at our Gallery in winter ov
2006; in spring of 2012 (images
2016 (images 'here').