Northwest Watercolor Society Announces 2022 Awards

John Ebner of Camano Island won an award at the 82nd International Open Exhibition
November 19, 2022 at 2:42 p.m.
China Mist by John Ebner of Camano Island won an award at the 82nd International Open Exhibition of the Northwest Watercolor Society
China Mist by John Ebner of Camano Island won an award at the 82nd International Open Exhibition of the Northwest Watercolor Society

 

John Ebner

 

John Ebner remembers submitting a collection of his drawings of birds and flowers to his 7th grade teacher. He was surprised when his work received so much praise. But the recognition of his talent eventually led to his enrolling in art school. He hasn’t stopped painting since.


John was born in 1943 and grew up in Sublimity, Oregon. After art school, he made a living as a manufacturer’s representative. But he never put aside his love of art.


John eventually took some of the paintings that he produced in his spare time to a local gallery. The collection sold in no time and the gallery requested more of his work. Over time, the popularity of his work brought him the realization that he just might be able to support his family by making painting his full-time job. When he presented the idea to his wife Paula, she wholeheartedly agreed. From that point forward he devoted his life entirely to his art.


John’s lifelong love of the Pacific Northwest is revealed through the vistas he has captured. He frequently returns to explore the serenity of water: waterfalls, rivers, seascapes and beaches. Another recurring motif is the “Rain People” that he paints huddled under umbrellas, strolling on an ocean beach or lingering on a city street.


John makes his home on Camano Island. He is a past president of the Northwest Watercolor Society and a life member of the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists.

For more information about John Ebner, including many images of his paintings, visit www.johnebner.com.


75 paintings from the online exhibit of the 82nd International Open Exhibition runs through January 6, 2023 and can be viewed at www.nwws.org.


The information about John Ebner is taken from the biography section of his website. 

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