Originally from the Washington, DC area, Eliot showed signs of artistic talent at a very young age. “When I was five-years-old my parents gave me coloring books. But I threw them away and drew angular shapes on blank paper and colored them in instead.”
At six-years-old he had already started to incorporate perspective into his drawings. He has been fascinated with abstraction ever since. At age 11, he was accepted to the highly regarded Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC where his formal art training began. He studied at Corcoran through high school and graduated college with a major in painting and art history.
Eliot depicts nature through the use of circular objects, rays of light, sunsets, landscapes, and seascapes. Through his paintings, he shows a broad range of color, light, geometric shapes, and the elements of nature. These elements come together in ways both pleasing and fascinating to the viewer while creating a new way to look at surrealism and abstraction.
In 1994, he moved to New York to pursue an art career and has been here ever since. Three months later he had his first NYC exhibit in SoHo, where his art career took off.
Now, Eliot, who has had diabetes for over 35 years, has his own practice to help those living with diabetes thrive through therapy. One of his recommendations to his young patients is – you guessed it – art therapy.
No Longer Empty and Manhattan Mini Storage are pleased to present Fresh Out of Storage, a unique project that brings to life and to light some of the many artworks that are kept in storage in New York City. No Longer Empty is a non-profit organization that activates public engagement with contemporary art through curated, community-responsive exhibitions and education programs that revive underutilized properties.
The project, which was open to all artists who have stored their work at a Manhattan Mini Storage facility, will be presented in three separate formats: an online presentation (www.freshoutofstorage.com) will showcase the work of all 35 artists who submitted their work for consideration; a video documentary, which will present interviews with 18 artists who were selected for Open Storage Visits; and the physical exhibition, featuring the works of ten of those artists, which will be held at the Manhattan Mini Storage facility at 645 West 44th Street (417), from Oct. 13th and was extended by popular demand t