Nicholas Elias (b. 1992) is a painter, illustrator and tattoo artist. Working primarily in the imaginative realism and fantasy genres, Nick brings his passion for craftsmanship and storytelling to every creation. His figurative-driven work is ripe with detail, emotion, and ethos embedded into the heart of every character.

Creating for popular IP’s such as Magic: The Gathering, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and Arkham Horror, Nick’s illustrations can be found on tabletop games, guide books, packaging covers, advertisements, storyboards and more. Nick’s work has also been featured in galleries and publications such as Haven Gallery, Every Day Original, Infected by Art, The Art Order, Muddy Colors, Gurney Journey and others. Clients include; Wizards of the Coast, Fantasy Flight Games, Zagora Games, Ataboy Studios, Two of Us, and more. 

Nick is also a Tattoo Artist at Undead Ink in Oceanside, NY. For more on Nick’s tattoos and booking info, please visit his Instagram or send inquires via email. Nick currently resides in Queens, NY with his fiancé and their favorite four legged children (read: cat & dog) Leo & Lucy!


Exhibitions, Publications, Workshops & Awards:

  • Infected by Art: Volume 9 (2021)
  • IX Online 2020
  • Infected by Art: Volume 8 (2020)
  • Shakespearean Group Show – Haven Gallery (2020)
  • 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)
  • Gurney Journey: Honorable Mention (2015)
  • No Words Needed – Joseloff Gallery (2015)
  • Sicily Rediscovered – Silpe Gallery (2014)