Sunny days and warm nights were abundant in the tropical artist village of Coconut Grove, Florida. Having a creative artist as a father lead to weekend trips to the local art supply store where imaginations soared. Father son adventures were filled with expressive drawing, painting, printing and sculpting. By the youthful age of nine, Eliot was off to apprentice with a grand Italian master of the Classical arts. Formal education culminated at Cornell University with a Bachelor of Architecture.
Endless inspiration can be found in the Impressionists paintings of Édouard Manet, Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. Observing natural light change our perception of color and texture in the natural beauty of blooming flowers and bellowing clouds. A simplicity of composition influenced from newly opened Japan and their traditional woodblock prints lead to the first steps of abstraction. Brush strokes were revealed, and gestures exaggerated.
Constantly returning to his first love of art and painting, Eliot’s studio and inspiration forever surrounds him. Vibrant color in subtle compositions have collectors worldwide bidding for his latest releases. His art, design and sculpture have been sold at the finest international stores including Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Harrods in Europe and Lane Crawford in Asia.