Fresh off her recent solo show at Diesel Cafe in Somerville, local tattoo artist, painter, and muralist extraordinaire Elize Nazelie graced HarborArts with her talent this earlier week, adding a colorful and winsome mural of a proud shipyard cat and his Bluefin catch.
Over the course of two sunny autumn days, Elize installed her latest work over the side shop door of Praxis Fabrication.
Self-trained in traditional painting, Elize creates organic and engaging work that carries strong influences from a vast range of mediums and cultures, from Victorian illustrations to WWII tattooing and Japanese pop. Her vibrant ink adorns the skin of those lucky enough to be her clients at Brilliance Tattoo in Allston, MA, where Elize is owner of one of the few female-operated tattoo parlors in the area. Apart from her busy entrepreneurial schedule, she still somehow finds time for a successful fine arts practice (check out her Etsy shop) and the occasional mural.
Be sure to wander down to the graving dock over by KO Pies during your next visit to the Shipyard Gallery to see Elize’s new work up on Building 17!