Louise Herman grew up in the seaside resort town of Long Beach, New York. She holds degrees from Pratt Institute as a Bachelor of Science in Art Education, and Queens College as a Master of Science in Art Education. Many established artists were her teachers, including Leland Bell, Alex Katz, Robert Natkin, Barse Miller, John Ferren, and Lennart Anderson.
Louise subsequently studied at The Art Student’s League in New York with Peter Homitzky and Richard Pionk, and also with John Frederick Murray, who taught the Frank Reilly method of traditional realism that flourished at the league.
Many of her paintings have been exhibited and sold at the Arleen G. Becker Gallery in New York, where her art found homes nearby and as far as Nigeria. Two of her paintings hung in a show at the National Arts Club that honored the memory of 9/11.
Exhibiting for over 30 years, her style is recognizable through a soft technique that depicts objects in natural settings. Often showing a fondness for nostalgia, her work reflects today’s light.
Skilled in drawing, Louise enjoys portraiture, figure drawing, and oil, watercolor, and prismacolor both in the studio and en plein aire. She has also always enjoyed working in a variety of media such as traditional block printing, and photoshop montage.
Louise’s art has her own unique focus and voice, yet there is always room for the viewer to complete the artist’s experience visually, to create a synthesis of intellect with emotion.