Maryalice Eizenberg is an award-winning artist and Massachusetts native. Born in 1948, she was surrounded by a family of musicians who naturally were supportive of her interest in the visual arts. She has been drawing and painting all of her life and has found her passion in plein air landscapes. Her art education includes course study at the Worcester and Springfield Fine Arts Museums. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Clark University and has studied with accomplished plein air painters John Cosby, Donald Demers, Joseph Paquet and Charles Sovek. She credits Charles Sovek with inspiring the confidence she must have to continue painting while people stop to watch and sometimes chat.
Maryalice has said there is no place she would rather be than standing outside behind her easel in front of an intriguing scene. Dramatic patterns of light and color are what attract her most to a subject. It is her emotional response to these elements that she tries to share with the viewer.
Maryalice has been featured in Cape Cod Life and Chatham magazines and "The Creative Spirit, Art in Chatham's Old Village." She also appears in Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: People and Places by Deborah Forman.
She teaches at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham and is a member of Oil Painters of America, Cape Cod Plein Air Painters and 21 in Truro. Her work is held in private collections in the United States, Europe and Japan.
Realism that excites has a foundation in abstraction of design. This is especially true in landscape paintings. A willingness to move the elements around to create an impression of the place that is rhythmic and pleasing is essential. The pattern of light that makes form, saturates color and creates mood holds it together. To capture the sense of a place at a specific moment in time is the reward given to the dedicated plein air painter.