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Elliot Portman
Brighton, MA

About the Artist

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,…

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About the Artist

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.

Artist’s Work

2020
Staples street tribeca new york
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Staples Street, Tribeca, New York

By Elliot Portman

Horse cop midtown new york
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Horse Cop, Midtown, New York

By Elliot Portman

Columbus ave bostons south end
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Columbus Ave, Boston's South End

By Elliot Portman

Warm alley in bay village
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Warm Alley in Bay Village

By Elliot Portman

5th ave and west 53rd manhattan
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5th Ave and West 53rd, Manhattan

By Elliot Portman

Kenmore square rooftops
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Kenmore Square Rooftops

By Elliot Portman

Hanover street sleet bostons north end
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Hanover Street Sleet, Boston's North End

By Elliot Portman

Dwight street in snow bostons south end
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Dwight Street in Snow, Boston's South End

By Elliot Portman

Walking down a colorful block in chinatown nyc
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"Walking Down A Colorful Block in Chinatown, NYC"

By Elliot Portman

Chinatown alley nyc
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"Chinatown Alley, NYC"

By Elliot Portman

Midtown manhattan rooftops
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"Midtown Manhattan Rooftops"

By Elliot Portman

New england farm in winter
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"New England Farm in Winter"

By Elliot Portman

Shawmut ave south end
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"Shawmut Ave, South End"

By Elliot Portman

Concord square south end
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"Concord Square, South End"

By Elliot Portman

Washington street south end
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"Washington Street, South End"

By Elliot Portman

Assabet river in winter berlin ma
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"Assabet River in Winter, Berlin MA"

By Elliot Portman

Under the manhattan bridge chinatown
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"Under the Manhattan Bridge, Chinatown"

By Elliot Portman

Washington street rooftops south end
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"Washington Street Rooftops, South End"

By Elliot Portman

Chinatown gate
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"Chinatown Gate"

By Elliot Portman

Diamond district
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"Diamond District"

By Elliot Portman

Cyclists on 6th avenue
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"Cyclists on 6th Avenue"

By Elliot Portman

2019
South station 2
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South Station

By Elliot Portman

Trinity church copley square
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Trinity Church, Copley Square

By Elliot Portman

Athenaeum doors
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Athenaeum Doors

By Elliot Portman

Provincetown i
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Provincetown I

By Elliot Portman

Ship
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Ship

By Elliot Portman

Market 4
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Pink Building

By Elliot Portman

Pagoda 4
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Pagoda

By Elliot Portman

Tall
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Tall

By Elliot Portman

Construction boats in the boston harbor
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Construction Boats in the Boston Harbor

By Elliot Portman

Erosion 7
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Erosion

By Elliot Portman

Study hall
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Study Hall

By Elliot Portman

Gate 4
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Gate

By Elliot Portman

Chicago high line
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Chicago High LIne

By Elliot Portman

Hyannis harbor
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Hyannis Harbor

By Elliot Portman

Sawyer free library
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Sawyer Free Library

By Elliot Portman

Long beach plymouth
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Long Beach, Plymouth

By Elliot Portman

Blankets from windows
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Blankets From Windows

By Elliot Portman

Province lands
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Province Lands

By Elliot Portman

The shepard company building
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The Shepard Company Building

By Elliot Portman

Gloucester paint factory
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Gloucester Paint Factory

By Elliot Portman

Chicago pagoda
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Chicago Pagoda

By Elliot Portman

Steinway piano sellers
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Steinway Piano Sellers

By Elliot Portman

St vincent court
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St. Vincent Court

By Elliot Portman

Market 5
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Market

By Elliot Portman

Sleeper by the east side transit tunnel
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Sleeper by the East Side Transit Tunnel

By Elliot Portman

The castle at park plaza
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The Castle at Park Plaza

By Elliot Portman

Angels flight ticket collector
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Angel's Flight, Ticket Collector

By Elliot Portman

The last hurrah
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The Last Hurrah

By Elliot Portman

Rockport harbor 2 2
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Rockport Harbor 2

By Elliot Portman

Sitting high above arlington street and watching p
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Sitting High Above Arlington Street and Watching People Trudge Through the Snow

By Elliot Portman

Thai food
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Thai Food

By Elliot Portman

Drinking beer and watching the sun go down on a wa
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Drinking Beer and Watching the Sun Go Down on a Warm Summer Eve

By Elliot Portman

Chinatown nyc
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Chinatown NYC

By Elliot Portman

Rockport harbor 3
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Rockport Harbor 3

By Elliot Portman

Into the rain
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Into the Rain

By Elliot Portman

Chinatown vendor ii
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Chinatown Vendor II

By Elliot Portman

Watching the lion dance
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Watching the Lion Dance

By Elliot Portman

Gloucester harbor
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Gloucester Harbor

By Elliot Portman

Bovas bakery
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Bova's Bakery

By Elliot Portman

He walks away
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He Walks Away

By Elliot Portman

Provincetown ii
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Provincetown II

By Elliot Portman

Athenaeum interior hall
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Athenaeum Interior Hall

By Elliot Portman

Newburyport 2
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Newburyport

By Elliot Portman

Thompson island cabin
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Thompson Island Cabin

By Elliot Portman

Swallows cave
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Swallow's Cave

By Elliot Portman

Sandy neck i barnstable cape cod
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Sandy Neck I, Barnstable, Cape Cod

By Elliot Portman

Late night train passenger
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Late Night Train Passenger

By Elliot Portman

Sandy neck barnstable cape cod 2
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Sandy Neck, Barnstable Cape Cod #2

By Elliot Portman

Late night train conductor
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Late Night Train Conductor

By Elliot Portman

Chinatown vendor sells his wares in the summer hea
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Chinatown Vendor Sells his Wares in the Summer Heat

By Elliot Portman

Rotting shack new hampshire
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Rotting Shack, New Hampshire

By Elliot Portman

Cabin in the woods
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Cabin in the Woods

By Elliot Portman

Financial district
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Financial District

By Elliot Portman

Skateboarders shredding before security shows up a
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Skateboarders Shredding Before Security Shows Up at Copley Square

By Elliot Portman

Fishermen on the esplanade
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Fishermen on the Esplanade

By Elliot Portman

Rowes wharf
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Rowes Wharf

By Elliot Portman

Harbor 5
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Harbor 5

By Elliot Portman

Lighthouse 8
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Lighthouse

By Elliot Portman

Lion dance
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Lion Dance

By Elliot Portman

Boston athenaeum interior i
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Boston Athenaeum Interior I

By Elliot Portman

Los angeles night
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Los Angeles Night

By Elliot Portman

Thompson island reeds
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Thompson Island Reeds

By Elliot Portman

Merrimack river nh
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Merrimack River, NH

By Elliot Portman

Police standing guard during 4th of july fireworks
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Police Standing Guard During 4th of July Fireworks

By Elliot Portman

Newport ri 2
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Newport RI

By Elliot Portman

Long wharf boats
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Long Wharf Boats

By Elliot Portman

Salem roofs
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Salem Roofs

By Elliot Portman

Skateboarders in the dry copley square fountain
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Skateboarders in the Dry Copley Square Fountain

By Elliot Portman

Court roof
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Court Roof

By Elliot Portman

Newburyport roofs
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Newburyport Roofs

By Elliot Portman

Myrtle street rooftops
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Myrtle Street Rooftops

By Elliot Portman

Beacon street roofs ii
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Beacon Street Roofs II

By Elliot Portman

Long wharf boats ii
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Long Wharf Boats II

By Elliot Portman

Harvard yard roofs
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Harvard Yard Roofs

By Elliot Portman

Theater district cyclist
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Theater District Cyclist

By Elliot Portman

Province lands dunes ii
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Province Lands Dunes II

By Elliot Portman

Carnival couple at saint agrippinas feast bostons
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Carnival couple at Saint Agrippina's Feast (Boston's North End)

By Elliot Portman

Tremont street rooftops south end
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Tremont Street Rooftops, South End

By Elliot Portman

Harvard gate roofs ii
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Harvard Gate Roofs II

By Elliot Portman

Plein air painter in provincetown
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Plein Air Painter in Provincetown

By Elliot Portman

Myrtle street doors
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Myrtle Street Doors

By Elliot Portman

Thompson island gazer
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Thompson Island Gazer

By Elliot Portman

Singing beach manchester by the sea
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Singing Beach, Manchester by the Sea

By Elliot Portman

Old farm 2
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Old Farm

By Elliot Portman

Building on a hill
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Building on a Hill

By Elliot Portman

Empty cafe by a storm
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Empty Cafe By A Storm

By Elliot Portman

Building construction
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Building Construction

By Elliot Portman

Boston common rooftops
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Boston Common Rooftops

By Elliot Portman

Metropolitan parkway
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Metropolitan Parkway

By Elliot Portman

Enjoying autumn on the road in lincoln
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Enjoying Autumn on the Road in Lincoln

By Elliot Portman

Wang theater ticket counter
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Wang Theater Ticket Counter

By Elliot Portman

Gunslingers grave
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Gunslinger's Grave

By Elliot Portman

South end takeout
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South End Takeout

By Elliot Portman

Bear skin neck rockport
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Bear Skin Neck, Rockport

By Elliot Portman

Winter street rooftops
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Winter Street Rooftops

By Elliot Portman

Metalsmith topsfield fair
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Metalsmith, Topsfield Fair

By Elliot Portman

A cold november morning in bostons south end alley
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A Cold November Morning in Boston's South End, Alley 516

By Elliot Portman

Hidden valley i joshua tree national park californ
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Hidden Valley I, Joshua Tree National Park, California

By Elliot Portman

Olvera street los angeles
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Olvera Street, Los Angeles

By Elliot Portman

Current-Spring 2018
Sunset on bow street
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Sunset on Bow Street

By Elliot Portman

The bright eyed adventurer climbs above the lights
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The Bright Eyed Adventurer Climbs Above the Lights

By Elliot Portman

25 commonwealth avenue
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25 Commonwealth Avenue

By Elliot Portman

Tired bicycle with bird drips color on the pavemen
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Tired Bicycle with Bird Drips Color on the Pavement

By Elliot Portman

Midnight on a sweltering summers eve on mass ave
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Midnight on a Sweltering Summer's Eve on Mass Ave

By Elliot Portman

Union oyster house
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Union Oyster House

By Elliot Portman

Charles street in blue
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Charles Street In Blue

By Elliot Portman

Fishin
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Fishin'

By Elliot Portman

Rockport harbor 2
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Rockport Harbor

By Elliot Portman

211 commonwealth avenue
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211 Commonwealth Avenue

By Elliot Portman

Acorn street beacon hill
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Acorn Street, Beacon Hill

By Elliot Portman

The paramount
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The Paramount

By Elliot Portman

Gamblers beneath the chinatown gate
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Gamblers Beneath the Chinatown Gate

By Elliot Portman

Sneakers 2
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Sneakers

By Elliot Portman

The bright eyed adventurer sits in the hesitant st
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The Bright-Eyed Adventurer Sits in the Hesitant Stillness and Feels the World Falter

By Elliot Portman

South end in fall
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South End in Fall

By Elliot Portman

Autumn in boston
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Autumn in Boston

By Elliot Portman

236 commonwealth avenue
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236 Commonwealth Avenue

By Elliot Portman

The bright eyed adventurer breathes in the cold ai
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The Bright Eyed Adventurer Breathes In The Cold Air and Remembers While the Raccoon Glares and the Fox Sleeps

By Elliot Portman

The bright eyed adventurer wanders through the wil
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The Bright-Eyed Adventurer Wanders through the Wilderness of the Setting Sun

By Elliot Portman

Hollow regrets
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Hollow Regrets

By Elliot Portman

Squantum ii
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Squantum II

By Elliot Portman

Summer sets
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Summer Sets

By Elliot Portman

Deep dark alley on a cold winters night
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Deep Dark Alley on a Cold Winter's Night

By Elliot Portman

Blue jay 3
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Blue Jay

By Elliot Portman

Signs 3
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Signs

By Elliot Portman

Meditation 5
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Meditation

By Elliot Portman

Pigeon
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Pigeon

By Elliot Portman

Crow
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Crow

By Elliot Portman

Charlestown and the bunker hill monument
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Charlestown and the Bunker Hill Monument

By Elliot Portman

Trees 9
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Trees

By Elliot Portman

Spring on beacon hill
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Spring on Beacon Hill

By Elliot Portman

Wrecked motorcycle with barnacles and rust
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Wrecked Motorcycle with Barnacles and Rust

By Elliot Portman

A late summer evening in the boston public library
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A Late Summer Evening in the Boston Public Library Courtyard

By Elliot Portman

Boat off of eastie
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Boat Off Of Eastie

By Elliot Portman

Late night on the train platform
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Late Night on The Train Platform

By Elliot Portman

The burying point
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The Burying Point

By Elliot Portman

20 gloucester street
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20 Gloucester Street

By Elliot Portman

Artists intoxicants
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Artist's Intoxicants

By Elliot Portman

37 cortes street
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37 Cortes Street

By Elliot Portman

North end after a snow storm
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North End After a Snow Storm

By Elliot Portman

Tremont street roxbury crossing
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Tremont Street, Roxbury Crossing

By Elliot Portman

Mad river ii
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Mad River II

By Elliot Portman

48 commonwealth avenue
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48 Commonwealth Avenue

By Elliot Portman

Sunset in north quincy
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Sunset in North Quincy

By Elliot Portman

Quincy market faneuil hall
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Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall

By Elliot Portman

Blizzard on beacon hill
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Blizzard on Beacon Hill

By Elliot Portman

Old ship in the boston harbor
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Old Ship in the Boston Harbor

By Elliot Portman

My throne my kingdom
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My Throne, My Kingdom

By Elliot Portman

Theater at sunset
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Theater at Sunset

By Elliot Portman

Selected Exhibitions

  • Galatea Fine Art Gallery NE Collective VI
    South End, Boston, MA, 2015
  • Newton Art Association, James King Bonnar Show, New Art Center
    Newton, MA, 2015
  • Ink Stains, Brookline Library, Main Branch
    Brookline, MA, 2014
  • Light, Form and Shadow: Spool MFG Gallery
    Johnson City, NY, 2014
  • Out of Reach, Jungle Science Gallery
    Binghamton, NY, 2013

Press and Accolades

  • Jenna Fisher, "5 New Brookline Artists To Watch" Brookline Wicked Local,
    April 29th 2015
  • Adriana Hammond, Brookline Hub, "Brookline Public Library Features Locally Inspired Art Collection"
    December 9th 2014,

Education

  • SUNY Binghamton, BA in Studio Art, Concentration in Drawing
    Vestal, NY,2014 
  • Maimonides High School, High School Degree
    Brookline, MA,2010