Australian artist Nada Herman applies paint to the canvas using an approach both spontaneous and intense, resulting in images that feature brilliant color, lush brushstrokes, and passionate textures. In her uniquely bold style, Herman’s art reflects the beauty that surrounds her. What makes her paintings so compelling is their unpredictability, achieved as paints are applied with a palette knife and sometimes even squeezed straight from the tube as she sculpts the layers of color along the way. One of the driving forces behind her art is Herman’s belief that nothing is static. As she explains, even “a humble flower or piece of fruit has a life force.” Thus, in her landscapes, cityscapes and still lifes, Herman captures all the color and movement contained within, elucidating the essence, spirit, and energy at the heart of her subject so that her paintings come to have a life force of their own.
Taught by her famous artist grandfather Sali Herman and her renowned father Ted, Nada Herman continues the family legacy, living and working in Avalon, Sydney, Australia.