Nicholas Elias is an illustrator currently living in Long Island, New York with his best pal (read: puppy) Lucy. Working primarily in the entertainment and games industries, the imaginative realism and fantasy genres provide a perfect umbrella for his focus on narrative and emotional works. Servicing commercial and personal clients alike, Nick brings his love of drawing and painting and his passion for history, mythology, and storytelling to each assignment.

Nick’s work has been featured in Infected by Art, The Art Order and Muddy Colors, and he is featured as a recurring artist on Every Day Original. Creating for popular IP’s such as Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and Arkham Horror, Nick’s illustrations have been published for card games, board games, guide books, and packaging covers.

A versatile illustrator, Nick also works in the advertising industry creating storyboards, concept art, and illustrations for commercials, catalogs, posters, and articles for a variety of clients including Ataboy Studios, Two of Us, The University of Hartford, and more.

An experienced teacher with a passion for learning, Nick has taught workshops in Illustration, Drawing and Painting. Nick received his BFA in Illustration with Magna cum Laude honors from the Hartford Art School.


Upcoming & Current Events: 

  • Shakespearean Group Show – Haven Gallery: January 18th – February 16th 2020
  • Myths, Monsters & Legends  – Black Lotus Art Gallery: Opening Reception April 27th, 2020
  • Illuxcon 13 – Weekend Showcase (2020)
  • Infected by Art: Volume 8 (2020)

Exhibitions, Publications, Workshops & Awards:

  • Illuxcon 12 – Weekend Showcase (2019)
  • Infected by Art: Volume 7 (2019)
  • Illustration Master Class: Muddy Colors Scholarship Recipient (2019)
  • Infected by Art: Volume 6 (2018)
  • GenCon 51 – GenCon Art Show (2018)
  • Illustration 101 Workshop – Herricks UFSD (2018)
  • Art of the Game – Black Lotus Art Gallery (2018)
  • Portraits of Legendeers – Mahting Productions (2017)
  • Illuxcon 10 – Weekend Showcase (2017)
  • Infected by Art: Volume 5 (2017)
  • Muddy Colors – Rising Star Contest: 1st Runner Up (2017)
  • Infected by Art: Volume 4 (2016)
  • Illuxcon 9: Weekend Showcase (2016)
  • ArtOrder’s Julie Bell & Boris Vallejo Tribute Show – Gallery Provocateur (2016)
  • No Words Needed – Joseloff Gallery (2015)
  • Sicily Rediscovered – Silpe Gallery (2014)