Artist Bio

S. M. Elias

“Originally born and raised in Pacoima Ca, my Art grew out of the love of Light, Spirit and Presence. My professional adventures in different art studios brought me to Paso Robles in 2010.

“Working as an artist for a company has  been a unique learning experience, it’s given me the opportunity to connect with nature on my daily commute. It is the reflection of this love of nature that now comes through as inspiration and my intuition guides my hand to express freely with flow and joy.”

“My personal focus in style is to highlight the meditative aspects of my subjects through the use of ornamental design, color and feeling. These paintings invite you to leave your thoughts behind and flow from the Heart into them. Look closely, and bring something personal back home.”

S. M. Elias is inspired by Francisco Zúñiga and  the small sculptures of Japan’s Netsuke.


In Manuel’s most recent work he is painting on boards and panels and heavy birch. He paints in water based mixed acrylic gouache and cell vinyl ink. He will finish a painting with an oil based finish at the end, or semi gloss low sheen.

Previously worked at of the famous Daniels Wood Land workshop in California. As seen on Animal Planet’s Redwood Kings and was featured on their show as one of the working artists.

Current and Previous Works by Manuel Elias


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