Duane Eells is an American portrait and figurative painter. His work is inspired by his love of the great masters of the past. He strives to find beauty, emotion and essence in the human figure, combining traditional methods balanced with contemporary art styles.
His mother, an oil painter, exposed him to the fine arts early, and enrolled him in painting and drawing classes at the age of 10. Eells studied art and design at California State University Northridge, Humboldt State University and Ventura College in California. He is an avid learner and continues to grow in though online courses and videos dedicated to artistic improvement.
Eells has won several awards for his portrait paintings including third place in the prestigious Portrait Society of America members competition this past year.Eells works out of his studio in Ojai, California.