Elliott From of Artbeat Live
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“International expressionist performance painter Elliott From of Artbeat Live brings a new look and feel to live performance painting.”
With over 30 years of experience in creative painting, Elliott decided it was time to expand his passion for painting. In 2007, he recalled his experience in watching Denny Dent (original artist known for bringing performance painting to the big stage) perform at a Chicago corporate event and decided he was going to develop his own live art experience. The following summer, Elliott performed his first ever Artbeat Live painting at a local festival. He amazed audiences with his artistic paintings of John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix. After his performance, Elliott realized he loved performing in front of people and wanted to continue to create. After several years and hundreds of live art performances later, Elliott knew he finally created his own unique style of art performance and speed painting.
As excitement and word of mouth spread, Artbeat Live gained the attention of national sports teams, corporate brands, charities and foundations all over the world. Elliott got his first taste of world wide attention while performing for corporate sponsors at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Following, he performed at the first playoff game (2010) of the NHL Chicago Blackhawks, in which two of his paintings raised several thousand dollars for Chicago Blackhawks Charities. During the 2010 Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup win, Elliott appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and WGN news networks.
“Artbeat Live is not just entertainment but a means to highlight my passion for philanthropy in addition to giving back to the community through my passion of painting.”
Elliott has taken performance art and made it his own. Each performance is unique with a musical and visual style, all while igniting energy and passion through each subject painted on his canvas. Performance Artist Elliott From creates every canvas with explosive brush strokes, vivid colors and an expressionistic style, known today as an original Artbeat Live painting.