Linda Eaton-Marcille's paintings and silk scarves have been sold internationally and have appeared in various books and magazines around the world. Her paintings are often comforting vignettes of the rural settings in which she has spent her life. There is often a nostalgic sense of "Home" in her work that goes straight to the viewers heart.
Due to a post Lyme chronic illness Linda was forced to drop out of all the galleries that represented her work for a couple of decades. Although her symptoms are still at times disabling she is returning to painting and once again offering her work for sale after a long hiatus.
After decades of professionally creating paintings on silk a disabling post Lyme illness forced me to close my studio. It was a devastating time in my life and although I still deal with often disabling chronic pain and fatigue I have returned to creating paintings, prints and silk scarves again.
I create my paintings with a variety of mediums but my main focus is on gouache, acrylics and dyes on silk. My paintings are whimsical vignettes of rural life in New England. It is my hope that they instill in the viewer a sense of nostalgia and that familiar longing one gets when they are reminded of "Home". I also hope that my paintings, prints and silk scarves are as healing to those that view my work as the process of creating them is to me.
Silk painting is an ancient Asian art form that was once used to decorate kimonos. It is very unique and mysterious. The silk itself is seemingly so fragile yet it is one of the strongest fibers in nature. There is also a serendipitous quality to painting on silk with dyes. The process never allows the artist to be fully in control or to know exactly the effect that will be created.
"Linda Eaton Marcille is an award winning artist whose paintings and silk scarves have been sold internationally. Linda creates her paintings using the highest quality watercolors, acrylics and steam set French dyes from Europe. With her silk scarves and paintings on silk she has taken the ancient Asian art form of silk painting and infused it with her own joyful and whimsical style."
My silk scarves and fine art prints can be purchased online in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LindaMarcilleArt?
You can also follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/linda.marcille.art/
Visit my YouTube channel for free painting videos, art journal flip throughs and tips on various painting techniques. https://www.youtube.com/user/silkartisan/videos
Originally from Gaylordsville, Connecticut Linda has been active in art from the time she was very young. After graduating from New Milford High School where she focused on photography and art, Linda studied Photography through New York Institute of Photography while she worked with cancer patients in a hospice program through a local VNA.
In the early 1980's she moved to Hawaii where she apprenticed in photography. Upon returning to Connecticut Linda managed a photo supply and processing store while showing her photography in galleries and at art shows.
Linda married her husband Don in 1991 and moved to Vermont in 1993 where she and her husband lived a self-sufficient life on their 25-acre homestead on the Canadian border. During this time Linda was focused on creating handmade paper collages as well as linoleum prints and traveled to craft shows to sell her work.
In the late 1990’s Linda began experimenting with painting on silk first by creating silk scarves and ties. Her work was accepted into a number of galleries and she continued to do craft shows. In 2000 the Marcille’s sold their farm and moved to central Vermont. It was there that Linda turned her focus to creating paintings on silk featuring whimsical vignettes of Vermont life. She was contacted by a number of galleries interested in carrying her silk paintings so she retired from the craft show circuit and sold her silk paintings solely through art galleries.
Linda's paintings on silk are bright, whimsical vignettes of everyday life. They instill a joyful childlike response in the viewer and are meant to provoke happy, healing emotions. Linda also creates a very limited quantity of hand-painted and block printed silk scarves, and ties that are only sold at her open studio events and to wholesale customers. Linda's work has appeared on WCAX channel 3 News and can often be seen in Vermont magazines and publications.
Linda strongly believes in the healing properties of art, both for the viewer and the creator. She feels that art must be made available to those with chronic & terminal illness as part of their treatment plan. Linda has lived with the challenges of chronic illness for decades so she knows first hand how healing and restorative the creative process can be.
Past Retail & Wholesale Locations
Artisans' Hand Gallery in Montpelier, VT.
Stowe Craft and Design Center
Artisans Gallery Waitsfield, VT
Frog Hollow Gallery in Burlington, VT.
Frog Hollow Gallery in Middlebury, VT.
Frog Hollow Gallery in Manchester, VT.
North of the Falls, Bradford VT.
Gallery at the Vault Springfield, VT
Northshire Book Store, Manchester, VT
Hayseed Gifts, Wilmington, VT
Vermont Artisan Designs, Brattleboro, VT
Silk Painters International (SPIN)
American Craft Council
Vermont Arts Council
Vermont Craft Council
Vermont Hand Crafters
Silk Painters International
Silk Painters Guild
National Museum of Women in the Arts
SDA Surface Design Association