May 11 - June 10
Corkran Gallery

Friday, May 11
5 pm - 7 pm

Howard Eberle

Howard Eberle C 0 2 watercolor


About the Exhibition

Howard Eberle celebrates the philosophy of Japanese minimalism in creating watercolors that fall outside of tradition in both style and execution. In this selection of new and award winning works,the artist challenges himself visually to create paintings that are understated, the goal being to refrain from adding that which is not absolutely necessary. In doing so, it is the artist's intention and>hope that the viewer experiences a moment of quietude in our otherwise busy lives.

"I consider myself primarily a portrait painter of objects. My inspiration comes from simple subject matter found near the water and in rural areas. Peeled paint, rust, weathered wood and stone are all elements which challenge me to create texture I can only achieve with watercolor drybrush."

"The composition is my favorite part of the creative process. I look at a real life subject matter and imagine it in a different, often surreal setting. I believe in the drama of simple design, eliminating
the clutter of everyday life, stripping away the unnecessary to get to the essence of my ordinary, slice of life composition. When contemplating what elements to include in my paintings, I attach as much importance to what I need to eliminate to achieve my goal, which is to create a painting of extreme simplicity leaving space for the imagination; a pause for reflection, quiet and calm; to show more by showing less."


A self-taught artist, Eberle has been painting in watercolor since 1973. He started painting professionally in 1990 after a career in retail display. Originally from Baltimore, Eberle's inspiration for many of his paintings comes from having lived near the Chesapeake Bay all of his life. His subject matter is very focused- an old boat, a decoy, a lighthouse, an abandoned building. All are usually ravaged by time yet rich in the imagined stories of simpler times.

His passion to create texture with watercolor results in the finely detailed elements found in his paintings. His challenge is in the composition, to create drama through simplicity.

Howard is a signature member of many art societies, including the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. His paintings have won him numerous awards in international competitions and two reside in the permanent collection of The State Museum of Pennsylvania.

Eberle now resides in the coastal town of Lewes, DE. His works are represented by the Peninsula Gallery in Lewes and the McBride Gallery in Annapolis, MD.

 Selected Artwork


Howard Eberle Drudgin watercolor

Howard Eberle Warning watercolor

Howard Eberle Reflector watercolor


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