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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

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

My throne my kingdom
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My Throne, My Kingdom

By Elliot Portman

Summer sets
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Summer Sets

By Elliot Portman

Hollow regrets
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Hollow Regrets

By Elliot Portman

Fishin
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Fishin'

By Elliot Portman

Artwork 2015
Mad river ii
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Mad River II

By Elliot Portman

Current-Spring 2018
The paramount
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The Paramount

By Elliot Portman

Union oyster house
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Union Oyster House

By Elliot Portman

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

By Elliot Portman

211 commonwealth avenue
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211 Commonwealth Avenue

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

236 commonwealth avenue
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236 Commonwealth Avenue

By Elliot Portman

Blizzard on beacon hill
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Blizzard on Beacon Hill

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

Autumn in boston
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Autumn in Boston

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

Quincy market faneuil hall
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Quincy Market, Faneuil Hall

By Elliot Portman

Squantum ii
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Squantum II

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

Artists intoxicants
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Artist's Intoxicants

By Elliot Portman

Sunset in north quincy
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Sunset in North Quincy

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

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

25 commonwealth avenue
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25 Commonwealth Avenue

By Elliot Portman

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

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

20 gloucester street
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20 Gloucester Street

By Elliot Portman

48 commonwealth avenue
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48 Commonwealth Avenue

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

Tremont street roxbury crossing
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Tremont Street, Roxbury Crossing

By Elliot Portman

Sunset on bow street
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Sunset on Bow Street

By Elliot Portman

Acorn street beacon hill
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Acorn Street, Beacon Hill

By Elliot Portman

South end in fall
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South End in Fall

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

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,
  • Rosenberg, Mike. “Alumnus Discovers Spray Art While On The Road To Animation.” Kol Bogrei Rambam. Rosenberg, Mike. “Alumnus Discovers Spray Art While On The Road To Animation.” Kol Bogrei Rambam.
    May 2013.

Education

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