Howard Eberle Biography
Pennsylvania artist Howard Eberle is an accomplished watercolorist and signature member of the prestigious American Watercolor Society. Also a signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Eberle's paintings are in the collections of the State Museum of Pennsylvania as well as numerous private and corporate collections.
Howard’s paintings exhibit a solid foundation in perspective and communication of the form. He prefers watercolor, finding the spontaneity and freshness it has to offer both challenging and rewarding. The spirit of my work lies in the thoughtful composition, humble objects, and peacefulness born of ... simplicity.
Howard chooses everyday objects for his subjects: an intriguing weathervane, a forgotten rocker, a weathered rowboat...simple subjects of the rural countryside of Pennsylvania and the Atlantic Shore find their way into this talented artist’s work. In his paintings the subject matter is simple and direct. Strong shadows, varied textures with graphic compositions demonstrate Howard’s clear sense of drama and detail. His fascination with light draws, captivates and touches the viewer’s emotions. "The strongest part of my work is its composition and use of negative space and strong shadows or sunlight."
Howard won the first place award in the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 1996 National Juried Exhibition with his painting "A Moveable Feast", as well as first place in 1999 for "Eyes of Autumn." His watercolor, "In Search of Ahab" won first prize for works on paper in the Art of the State, PA show in 1999 at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. A member of the National Watercolor Society, Howard was winner of the "High Winds Medal" at the 2000 exhibit in New York City for "Eyes of Autumn." Artist’s Magazine awarded him an Honorable Mention in their 2001 Art Competition. He has more than 34 watercolors published into limited edition prints and giclee prints.
McBride Gallery is pleased to represent this fine artist.