Elijah McNeeley is a contemporary artist based in Boise, Idaho. Originally from Louisiana, he moved to Boise with his family in 2008. After graduating high school in 2011, he briefly attended Boise State University. He decided to pursue a career in real estate instead and has been successfully running his own business since 2015. In 2019 a close friend suggested that he try painting as a hobby. When the paint brush touched the canvas for the first time, that was the moment that everything seemed to come together. It felt like 26 years of creativity came pouring out all at once. The freedom of expression, the bold, bright colors, and the thrill of creating became insatiable. Since then, he hasn't been able to slow down. Always experimenting with colors, taking on larger canvases, and pushing the limits of his imagination. In a short amount of time, he has sold a many of his original pieces, been invited to participate in four art shows, and amassed a healthy following on social media.
After many travels around the world and seeing wild animals in their natural habitat, I want to give back to a charity that works tirelessly to protect the wildlife around the world.