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A R T I S T   I N F O R M A T I O N

Lorrie Herman

Artist Statement
I've been creating art all of my life and still haven't gotten tired of it! As long as I can remember, I've had a brush and pencil in my hand. About 15 years ago I started taking painting classes and fell in love with plein air painting. Landscapes are my subject of choice, anything from a historic little street scene to capturing a quiet moment by a lake. I love the challenge of painting outdoors, capturing the light and shadows. Plein air painting allows me the time to relax and create spontaneously and respond to the environment.

I paint in both watercolors and oils. I strive to paint my watercolors in a loose representational style
with quality brushstrokes and wet into wet washes. I paint alot of architecture and my watercolor house
portraits are a bit tighter with much more detail. My oil paintings are painted with both brush
and palette knife. Focus on color and brush work is my main challenge these days.

Artist Biography
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising Design and a minor in Art History, from the University of Maryland, College Park. I worked as a professional graphic designer for 20 years and have continued to do freelance work. As a graphic designer I worked at a variety of ad agencies and corporations designing and producing web sites, print and advertising campaigns and
multimedia presentations.

The last 12 years I've been honing my skills as a professional artist, such as, art management, sales, installation, instructing, marketing and sometimes painting! I continue my art education by
taking workshops with local and international artists in both watercolor and oils. I also go out
plein air painting with several local art groups and friends on a regular basis.

Currently I am a member of the
Vale Arts group (www.valearts.com),
Past President of the Northern Virginia Artists League
Juried member and on the Board of the
Potomac Valley Watercolorists (www.potomacvalleywatercolorists.org)
and an active member of the
Loudoun Sketch Club

Please look in the Happenings section for many of my awards and accomplishments

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