Simplicity

Howard Eberle

May 11, 2018 - June 10, 2018

Corkran Gallery

Artist Statement

In my work I celebrate 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, I challenged myself 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 my intention and hope that the viewer experiences a moment of quietude in our otherwise busy lives.

About the Artist

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, the 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.

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.