Howard Eberle

Master American Watercolor Painter

The spirit of my work lies in the thoughtful composition, humble objects, and peacefulness born of simplicity.

Howard Eberle Paintings - page 2



22 x 15


Reflected Waters


15 x 11


Over the Bed


30 x 22


She Calls


30 x 20


Lum Fletcher
Watercolor 27 x 33

Bean Pot
Watercolor 25 x 44

Howard Eberle Biography

Pennsylvania artist Howard Eberle is an accomplished watercolorist and signature member of the prestigious American Watercolor Society. He is also a signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. Eberle's paintings are in the collections of the State Museum of Pennsylvania as well as numerous private and corporate collections.

A self-taught artist, Eberle has been painting in transparent watercolor since 1973. He started painting professionally in 1990 after a career in retail display where he learned composition, design and color. These elements have had a major influence on Eberle’s style which he describes as “abstract realism.” He eliminates details to get to the essence of the subject matter, incorporates strong shadows into his paintings and often juxtaposes a finely detailed subject on an abstract background.

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 captivates and touches the viewer’s emotions. "The strongest part of my work is the composition and use of negative space using 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," and 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. Howard was winner of the "High Winds Medal" at the 2000 National Watercolor Association exhibit in New York City for "Eyes of Autumn." Eberle has more than 34 watercolors published into limited edition prints and giclee prints.

McBride Gallery is pleased to represent this fine artist.

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