Honolulu born Emalia Eichelberger and her twin brother Davis 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 Emalia is a student at Punahau School, where art is
part of the curriculum, but she and her brother 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, Emalia's
subjects have included symbols of the Chinese calendar, such as the
Rooster, or sometimes brightly colored local flora, undersea life, as
well as still lifes.
An appreciation of art and design is part of her family heritage,
as Emalia's mother and grandmother trained and are talented
in both painting and design, as were her great-grandmothers.
Emalia's great uncle was artist Henry Mist (b.1871), who painted in
Europe, the US, Canada, and Hawaii around the turn of the