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Eclectic September Artist Spotlight: Teil Duncan

Born and raised in Columbus, GA, I developed a love for art as far back as I can remember. I attended Auburn University and earned a Bachelor's degree in Art, and now live and work as a full-time painter in Charleston, SC. I am follower of Jesus, and am so thankful to Him for providing a job that I love.

I am currently working out of a creative studio space called Redux Contemporary Art Center. My paintings consist of mostly figurative and non-objective work. I am forever learning and trying new techniques, mediums and subjects. Inspired by light, movement, surprising color combinations, social interaction, and patterns, I try to collaborate these elements and form abstracted, pixilated compositions.

See more of her work here.

Is there anyone you credit with gifting you your artistic ability and/or teaching you your skills? Or did you just pick up a brush one day and get lucky?
When I was little, I was always wanting to paint and draw, so my mom picked up on that and signed me up for several art classes outside of school. In high school, my art teacher gave me the affirmation I needed to pursue a degree in art in college (Auburn University). There, I has many great teachers challenging me. It wasn’t until I was in the studio every day painting for my full-time job that I learned the most, though.

Since it varies for each artist, we want to know what inspires you?
I am definitely inspired by light, and all of the colors that multiply in dramatic lighting and shadows. I am also inspired by contemporary interior design. When I see a beautiful home, it makes me want to create a painting that will be worthy to hang on the walls of that room.

Do you hang your own work in your home?
I sure do! But I am always rotating my paintings in and out. If I have too many of my own, I will stare at it and always find things to fix. If I am staring at another artists’ work that I love, its easy to accept and appreciate their product. “You’re your own worst critic” is how the story goes.

Is there a specific artist/work that you covet?
Right now I am loving KT Smail. She is an illustrator I just discovered.

If you were not an artist, what career do you think you’d have?
I would like to be a counselor. I think it is so interesting to hear other stories, and it would be so gratifying to feel like you can help them in some way.

If you are interested in purchasing any of Teil's art please stop by Eclectic, call us at 843.388.7002 or email sidney@eclecticcharleston.com. Remember, these will only be available during the month of September and yes we will ship for an additional charge!

Eclectic is a Charleston, South Carolina based full-service boutique interior design firm in specializing in the design of residential projects including entire homes and the styling of individual rooms. We also offer virtual e-design services. Please email sidney@eclecticcharleston.com for additional information.

Eclectic is a retail shop/design studio located in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina (just over the bridge from downtown Charleston) selling an array of vintage mid-century pieces, repurposed items, new products and locally made creations with a fresh Modern meets Coastal aesthetic.

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