Honolulu born Davis Eichelberger and his twin sister Emalia are
notable for their youth, but the sophistication of their artwork belies
their age. Their family roots in Hawaii date back to the 1800s,
but the twins' earliest years were spent in New Canaan,
Connecticut, where they began their education, until they moved with
their parents back to Oahu, Hawaii. Their father is professional
golfer Dave Eichelberger, and their mother is DC Mist Eichelberger.
In Honolulu, Davis is a student at Punahau School, where art is
part of the curriculum, but he and his sister both
have furthered their pursuit of art with private tutoring at
a studio in Manoa Valley. Surrounded by the lush environment
of Hawaii, as well as the islands' multicultural
traditions, Davis' subjects have included symbols of the Chinese
calendar, such as the Rooster, sometimes brightly colored local flora,
still lifes, or perhaps the occasional shark.
An appreciation of art and design is part of his family heritage,
as Davis' mother and grandmother trained and are talented in
both painting and design, as were his
great-grandmothers. Davis' great uncle was artist Henry Mist
(b.1871), who painted in Europe, the US, Canada, and Hawaii around
the turn of the century.