Eli Cedrone graduated from the School of Art & Design from Suffolk University in Boston. She decided to skip the harsh New England winters and began her career in Bermuda at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising. She took a brief sabbatical from her job to study art in Florence, Italy. After nearly five years on "the rock," she developed a case of island fever, and set her sights on California. For the next ten years, she lived in Laguna Beach, working as an illustrator and magazine designer. Marriage and the birth of her daughter Olivia brought her back to her roots in Boston, where she continued studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and began painting full-time. Eli returns often to Bermuda and California to paint and teach workshops.