Local Artist Creates Two Custom Prints for Limited Edition of MauiWine
ʻUlupalakua’s MauiWine chose Maui native Jaclynn Sabado-Eitel to create two custom prints for limited edition bottles as part of the winery’s annual “Artist Series.”
Both prints were inspired by a recent drive through ʻUlupalakua and illustrate the mauka to makai connection present in much of Sabado-Eitel’s art.
The Hillside print depicts the movement of the rolling hills and the wispy clouds that seem to linger momentarily before passing over the ocean.
Endemic Nohoanu flowers, which can only be found on Haleakalā, are made to look light and airy like the clouds that sweep the mountain.
“Jackie understands the upcountry Maui lifestyle completely,” said Amanda Hall of MauiWine. “She notices the subtle earth changes that come with each season up here the way we do. Jackie’s use of upcountry Maui iconography: horses, jacaranda and ohia, echo the scenery of MauiWine. She captures the mystical moments that pass across the top of our magic volcano.”
Sabado-Eitel said: “My favorite time of year in ʻUlupalakua is when the Jacaranda trees are blooming and contrasting over the hillside.”
The Oceanside print features an unforgettable view of the ʻAlalākeiki channel moving past Makena at sunset looking toward West Maui.
Painted on white oak using India ink and acrylics, both original prints are available for viewing and purchase at Sabado-Eitel’s store in Wailuku.
For more than a decade, Sabado-Eitel and her husband (eventually with two small boys in tow) could be found at the local Made on Maui craft fairs, festivals and street parties. Last year, she made lemonade from the 2020 lemons that forced many other local small businesses to close up shop when she opened Paradise Now on Market Street in Wailuku Town. Combining traditional values with modern trends, Paradise Now manages to perpetuate Hawaiian culture while providing souvenir worthy apparel and art for island visitors.
Sabado-Eitel comes from a family of talented artists. Her father, Philip Sabado, grew up on Molokaʻi and is well known in the world of Hawaiian fine art. He was the first artist featured on MauiWine’s labels, followed by Artist Curtis Cost and Sculptor Tim Garcia.