In On the Wall, Elton Tucker presents large-scale mixed media pieces entitled Subway Emotions that depict the portraits of people seen on New York City’s trains. Tucker’s paintings are vibrant and full of bold patterns, high energy, and movement. As a native New Yorker, he travels around the city constantly looking out for “interesting colors, textures, shapes and life's emotions.” Through his artwork, Tucker feels he fervently expresses his innermost feelings on a visual and emotional level. “I feel my mission is to produce work people can relate to, get inspiration from and utilize in their everyday lives.”
Elton Tucker, b. 1954, Bronx, New York, is a full-time artist and teaches arts and crafts to children of all ages at New York City After School Programs. Tucker is a graduate of the High School of Art and Design and earned an Associate Degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology. He also studied at the Art Students League of New York. Tucker's work has been shown in numerous solo and group shows, some of which include Audubon Artists, Taller Boricua Gallery, UFA Gallery, Savacou Gallery, Chashama Film Festival, The Hudson Guild Gallery, Noho NY Artwork, Leslie Lohman Museum, New York City Public Library and the West Side Arts Coalition. His work has been published in the New York Daily News as well as in various greeting cards, calendars, and books covers. He has also illustrated for Women’s Wear Daily. Tucker’s painting “Believe in Yourself” was featured as part of the set design on “The Whoopi Goldberg Show.” Some of his many awards include The NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority Award, the Noho Business Improvement District Award, Artists Fellowship, Inc., and The Harlem Renaissance Cultural and Living Legend Award. He is also a member of the West Side Arts Coalition, the Audubon Artists and the Harlem Arts Alliance.