John Eagle

Posted on May 20, 2009 by Sawdust Art Festival

John Eagle was born in Ashtabula, Ohio. He grew up in Hawaii and the San Francisco Bay area. His artistic career began in San Jose, California, where he completed his undergraduate degree. Post graduate studies include Otis Art Institute Los Angeles and the Laguna College of Art & Design. His style developed from exposure to many types of art, and natural scenes, and a great love for the style of French Impressionists. He is nationally known for his impressionist scenes of the Laguna Beach area. John is a registered artist in Who’s Who in American Art.


Like the French Impressionists, he applies paint to canvas without blending and using vertical brush strokes. This creates mosaic like squares of pure color that have a more luminous effect than blended paint. The viewer joins the creative process, optically blending the colors seen into a colorful “impression” of the scene.