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Lorrie Herman

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. 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. 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 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, Past President of the Northern Virginia Artists League (, juried member and on the Board of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists ( and an board member of the Loudoun Sketch Club. 

I also participate in several local juried, group and solo shows, as well as, several plein air events 

in the area.

I am currently teaching watercolor at the Great Falls Arts School. (

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Lorrie Herman "Golden Marsh"
   "Golden Marsh", oil, 8" x 10"

Lorrie Herman "Vinalhaven"
   "Vinalhaven", oil, 11" x 14"

Lorrie Herman "Apple Trio"
   "Apple Trio", oil, 8" x 10"