Eli Portman was born and raised in the greater Boston area. He graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a Bachelors Degree in studio art in the spring of 2014. Primarily focusing on drawing, Portman has also experimented with oil painting and woodblock printmaking. Since graduating, Portman returned to the Boston area, where he currently lives. He has taught art to children grades K-8, and has hung his pen and ink landscape drawings in galleries, shops and cafes throughout the greater Boston Area, including Cambridge, Somerville, Brookline, Newton, Boston, Dedham, Chelsea and Quincy. Portman has also done private commissions, and illustrated a children's book in late 2014.