Delaware River Regional Contemporary Realism

Starting with oil painting landscapes in my early teens I have been producing creative visual imagery all my life. I began my art career as an Independent Illustrator, then Graphic Designer, then Creative Director/Owner of an Advertising Agency, returning finally to painting portraits and landscapes with the highest quality of execution and visual distinction. Eli awarded BFA graduate of Philadelphia College of Art (now The University of the Arts) with extensive and continuous study of classical, traditional and contemporary painting craftsmanship focusing on the people, places and things along both sides of the Delaware River.
  A veteran of several solo and two-man gallery exhibitions I am currently represented by:
  • The Travis Gallery
    6089 Lower York Road, New Hope, PA (www.travisgallery.com)
  • Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery
    1093 General Greene Rd, Washington Crossing, PA (www.canalframe.com)
  • Lambertville Gallery of Fine Art
    20 North Union Street, Lambertville, NJ (Lambertville Gallery of Fine Art)

  • Juried and Invitational art exhibitions:
  • 2013, 12 Solo Art Exhibition at the Travis Gallery, New Hope, PA
  • 2014, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06 Lambertville Historical Society Juried Art Exhibition; Awards - Honorable Mention and "Peoples Choice" Award, Coryell Gallery Award, Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission Award
  • 2012 New Hope Arts League; Awarded - Best in Show
  • 2014, 12, 11, 10 and 2005 Phillips' Mill Art Exhibition; Awards - The Harvey Award for Realistic Landscape of the Delaware Valley, The Hughes Award
  • 2011 New Hope Arts League; Awarded Second Place
  • 2011, 2006 Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission Invitational Art Exhibition
  • 2010 Solo Art Exhibition at the DesChamps Gallery, Lambertville, NJ
  • 2006 Artsbridge 12th Annual
  • 2006 56th Tinicum Arts Festival
  • 2006 Somerset Art Association Members' Annual Juried Show
  • 2005 Abington Art Center Annual Juried Show; Award for Technical Merit

    Heritage Portrait Painting