Eizenberg, McPhillips and Garden Exhibition
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cape Cod, MA — Reception Saturday, June 23 from 4:00 to 7:00
Maryalice Eizenberg and Jonathan McPhillips are widely recognized and acclaimed painters with tremendous passion for depicting this coastal lifestyle. With distinct styles, they share exceptional abilities to infuse life and energy into their paintings. Be it a charming cottage interior, or the roaring Atlantic surf, their interpretations offer the viewer connections with the emotional essence of our surroundings.
Come meet these master artists and view the plein air pieces that completed earlier in the day as part of the 30th Annual Orleans Garden Tour.
Previews at http://www.addisonart.com/. For more information, please email [email protected] or call 508.255.6200.
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.
Artist's Statement 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.
Jonathan McPhillips graduated from Connecticut College in 1993 with a Cum Laude Distinction in Fine Art. Jonathan’s artwork has evolved into a celebration of coastal New England. Working equally in the studio and on location, his work features the harbors, beaches, vessels, and architecture of our coastal marine environment.
Recent accomplishments include The Boldbrush Award, and juried acceptance into American Impressionist Society National shows. His work was included in national juried shows in Scottsdale, AZ, San Antonio, TX, and Jackson Hole, WY. He was honored with a first place award at the Salmagundi Club, NY for his entry in the "Noble Nocturn" exhibition. Jonathan was also honored to have been invited by the U.S. Department of State to participate in the “Art in Embassies” program which sent his work to U.S. embassies around the globe.
Jonathan periodically arranges workshops and courses in oil painting. His artistic journey can easily be followed through social media and e-newsletters, as well as his blog and website. Video samples of selected works in progress are also available, and have been especially popular among his collectors and fans.
Artist’s Statement "What compels me to paint? Without question, I was fortunate to have some amount of innate ability to create as a child. Perhaps the mystery ends there, as since early adulthood, creating art has been a constant in my life. After collegiate studies in modern techniques with traditional influences, I have found my focus in “contemporary impressionism”, a form of realism and painterly expression. For me, each painting is a problem to solve, or a puzzle to piece together...a playful, yet serious endeavor, and a celebration of our environment. There is no greater reward than knowing that a painting has somehow captivated a friend or a stranger. Whether the emotion I evoke leads to a purchase, a new workshop participant, or just an extended pause on a gallery browse, it is truly inspiring to know that my interpretations on canvas can be a positive force for others. Maybe that is why I paint. In a world of overt connectivity and brutal digital clarity, painting retains a sense of mystery for us all...a bit of magic...unspoken and unwritten threads connecting our hearts and minds. Through my paintings and instruction, I intend to connect as many threads as I can, for as long as I can."
Addison Art Gallery
The nationally respected Addison Art Gallery is widely known for finding exceptional emerging artists and bringing them to the market as well as for offering collectors a plethora of opportunities to meet and get to know master artists. This fine art gallery represents artists from across the United States, Mexico and France, and is home to many of the most sought-after Cape Cod artists. Housed in a charming Cape house overlooking Orleans Town Cove, the welcoming gallery provides a comfortable environment for viewing exceptional work.
43 South Orleans Road (Route 28), Orleans, MA