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I invite you to explore my site to get a better understanding of my specialties, technique and professional experience. What you’ll find is a combination of commissioned work, as well as some personal passion projects of my own. Enjoy browsing, and get in touch with any questions.


ELI THE ART GUY's Experience
Get to know:

As a lifelong artist, ELI THE ART GUY is always looking for the next opportunity to translate “life” into artistic expressions. His approach and output are constantly evolving as he hones his personal style. However, his refusal to be typecast ensures a “wow” effect with the end results of his artwork. ELI THE ART GUY approaches each project with complete enthusiasm and total dedication, guaranteeing every piece of art completed no matter the size will have a little piece of his heart. 

Eliezer Velez is on a visual journey, and he is ready for the world to join the ride! Born and raised in Massachusetts, a self taught artist has been practicing his craft for 3 decades. Drawing ever since he could remember, 90's cartoon caricatures and professional wrestling, along with sketching his fellow classmates were his main topics of interest. As the years went by,Eli developed a fine art black and grey realism approach to his art work creating landscapes and portraits. After coming across works of American traditional tattoo artist and navel vet Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, Eli switched styles to acrylic paint on canvases, practicing the more colorful, pop art approach, blending with his already known expertise of realism portraits to create a bright pop art realistic work of art. Today Eli personal focal points revolve around professional wrestling, food, and horror films; with a number of Eli's commission requests revolved around family, and pets. 

Current displays: 


Permanent display at Boston Barber Company & Tattoo North End, Boston.


Permanent display at Union Square Donuts Somerville, MA


Permanent display at Union Square Donuts Brookline, MA


Past Events:

Artist Exhibition: A Raven’s Sorrow: Darker aspects of life. House of Blues. Boston, MA 2012


Solo Exhibition: Keyes Pharmacy window display. Auburndale, MA 2012


Juried Exhibition: Newton Art Association. Wine and Cheese art social: Scandinavian Living Center. Newton MA 2012

 - Solo Exhibition: Solo Show at the Scandinavian Living Center, Newton MA 2012

 - Juried Exhibition: Newton Art Association James Bonnor Show. Newton MA 2013

 - Juried Exhibition: Arsenal Center for the Arts Exhibit. Watertown, MA 2013


Artist Exhibition: RAW Natural Born Artists Art show Current Night Club. Boston MA 2014 

- Artist Exhibition: RAW Natural Born Artists Art show. Venu NightClub. Boston MA. 2016


Solo Exhibition: Art Display. Kaleidoscope Tattoo & Gallery. Cambridge MA 2017 


Artist Exhibition: POP Allston! Art Show Allston MA 2016, 2017

Artist Alley: Boston Tattoo Convention Art Display Boston MA. 2017


Solo Exhibition: . Aeronaut Brewing Company. Somerville. MA 2017


Solo Exhibition: Art Display. 1369 Coffee House 2018


Solo Exhibition: YWCA: Young Women's Christian Association. Solo art display. Cambridge, MA. 2020


Artist Exhibition: Artist Museum Display. Main Gallery art show. Slammed! Sensationalism and culture in the squared circle. Lafayette Louisiana  2021


Solo Exhibition: Artist Display. Root Cafe Somerville Armory, Somerville MA 2021

Artist Exhibition: Sugar Mynt Art Gallery. Pasadena, California. 2022

- The Good Die Young

- Spooky Kids Club 


Boston Fan Expo 2022: A three day event at Artist Alley booth selling wrestling and horror artwork. August 22’ Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.  Boston, MA 2022

MonstahExpo. Horror convention. Vendor table selling horror artwork. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Taunton MA. October 2022


Arts at the Armory. Somerville MA. Solo Halloween art show Sept- Oct 2022


Aeronaut Cannery. Everett MA. Art display Oct- Feb 2022-2023


SCATV Gallery: Somerville Media Center. Somerville MA. Dec- January 2022-2023


My painting was shown in the background of a Constant Contact Commercial. 2020


Terror Con. Horror Convention. Marlborough. 2023


1369 Coffee House. Central Square Cambridge, MA . 2023


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