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Eclipse Artisan Boutique
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203 Racine Drive, 910-799-9883, EclipseArtisanBoutique.com
4½ inches high
by 4 inches wide
after being seen
in the pages of
Untitled, 92.5 x 51.5 inches by Pam Toll, charcoal,
acrylic and pastel on paper.
FROM seascapes to the way the sun ripples on the water
while gliding on a kayak, much of her landscape and
wildlife pieces are inspired by home. One of her first aha
moments as an artist was at the North Carolina Holiday
Flotilla in Wrightsville Beach.
“In high school, I started painting personalized ornaments and
signs as Christmas gifts for friends and family,” she says. “I ended
up selling them in a booth at the Wrightsville Beach Flotilla craft
show. To my surprise, I did well. It really showed me that this could
be more than a hobby.”
It has evolved from more than a hobby to a career.
Before her Mundane Magic series, Eagle focused on coastal
landscapes depicted in abstract ways. The muddled water that
winds through seagrass has no sharp end or edge. It intermingles
while subjects flow onto one another, recalling the relaxing exhale
one feels when viewing such scenery.
Her Moments in the Marsh series includes works like Arise,
Colors of the Wind and Citrus Sea, painted in neutral tones of blue-gray
and muted salmon pink.
In both Mundane Magic and Moments in the Marsh, Eagle uses
an abstract focus to interpret a world subjective to the viewer. She
prefers to use multiple brushes atop caked layers, lending a wind-swept
feel. While displaying a seascape or egret, the details and
dimension speak to Wilmington but also other coastlines.
Before their daughter was born, Eagle and her husband trav-eled
full time from 2017-2018, “chasing summer” as she says,
visiting destinations including Thailand, Indonesia, Hawaii and
Italy. Viewing foreign landscapes helped Eagle find her footing
and color palettes of choice, including rich turquoise tones. While
she enjoyed her travels in the moment, inspiration flowed when
she arrived home. This included a series for TUSC Boutique in
Mayfaire, where her creations complemented items in the store.
Above: Arise, 18 x 18 inches, mixed media on wood panel.
Opposite: Mundane Magic series, 4 x 4 inches, acrylic on canvas.