Paintings Capture The Essence of New York City
Elliot Appel is a New York-based painter of cityscapes and storefronts. He captures the character of old New York City and Hoboken structures, with their graffiti-covered doorways, city grime, and sharp perspective that both confront and draw the viewer into the vital, cinematic-like worlds he creates.
Appel has often said that he tries to capture “details of everyday life that people may not notice or take for granted as they rush from place to place.” He takes walks around the city, one neighborhood at a time, with his camera in-hand, searching for just the right subject that catches his attention.
His cityscapes and storefronts call to mind the iconic images of American artists like John Sloan or Edward Hopper, who were influenced by film, and whose crisp, light-flooded takes on modern realistic street scenes inspired American film sets for decades.
Elliot Appel is the recipient of several awards including the 2014 Manhattan Arts International “Celebrate The Healing Power of Art” juried exhibition.
He has exhibited his paintings in many New York galleries and exhibition venues, including the Painting Center Gallery in Chelsea, New York, NY.
His commissioned paintings of houses and pets, as well as his portrait paintings, are very popular and widely praised for his personalized style.
Visit Elliot Appel’s website at www.elliotpaints.com