I am an artist currently residing in Philadelphia.
My goal as a painter is to elicit emotion through my work. I aim to create a connection with the viewer, a way of relating with deep seated feelings such as, pain, loss, failure and inner struggle. My hope is that my paintings can be a source of therapy through recognition and empathy.
2016 - Eli Smith: Moments, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2015 - Eli Smith: Looking for Stillness, Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
2015 - 152nd Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
2015 - Philadelphia Community Exhibit, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2013 - The Members Show, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA
2012 - Eli Smith: Control, Class of 1956 Gallery, Newtown, PA
See my current projects as I post in progress pics
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