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Jackie Carlin

Jackie Pias Carlin started painting in 1976, while expecting the birth of her daughter, Puacita, (“Little Flower”-a name she derived from her Filipino heritage and Hawaiian culture.) Since 1978, her works have shown in Art Maui, Maui Community College, Hawai'i Craftsmen, Hui No'eau and other Hawai'i art exhibits. In the 1987 publication, Artists of Maui, Carlin is one of the 31 artists listed. Adept in other mediums, her one-person art exhibits include hand-pulled serigraphy, oil and pastel paintings, hand-painted silks, and fabrics for interior design. Her pieces appear in private residences and businesses throughout the United States, Canada, England and Australia. Presently working in watercolors, Carlin loves how the water dries leaving only color pigments on the paper. “It’s thrilling and challenging to work with a medium that follows its own course. Because of this, watercolors have a translucent beauty unlike other mediums.” In 2010, she was honored in Women of Maui County—Writing Women Back In History. Carlin has also authored, Spirit of the Village A Maui Memoir, her story about growing up on Maui during the 50s. Her recent novel, Aunty’s Place, takes place in Kihei, Maui during the 60s to present day. A former writing instructor at the University of Hawai'i Maui Campus, Carlin presently leads memoir writing workshops at the Kaunoa Senior Center in Spreckelsville, Maui. Her “Maui Beauties,” floral watercolor reproductions on greeting cards along with her books will be on sale at the Made In Maui County Festival at the MACC on November 7, 2015. "Pono Ke ola i ka wai e ola" Art by Jackie Pias Carlin