Mixed Media Artist
Artist Bio & Statement
Louise M. Herring works in oil/mix media and encaustic. She began her painting career
in 1970 with Biagio Pinto at The Main Line Center for The Arts in Haverford, PA. He awakened in her a fascination with the painting process and instilled in her the courage to explore.
Louise M. Herring has been a member of Philadelphia Tri-State Artists Equity since 1984.She is also a member of ARTsisters and MCGOPA ( Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists) .
Louise has a BA from Bryn Mawr College and a MA from Wayne State University, Detroit. She also completed The Barnes Foundation course.
“My oil/mixed media paintings, inspired by nature and travel, reflect my involvement with the process of making art. I am not concerned with rendering what I see, but am challenged to express my reaction to what I see.”
For many years, the rural landscape of northern Pennsylvania has nurtured and inspired her. She likes to work in series: a process that offers challenges and freedom to
explore. Past series have included “Vespa Memories”, “Haybales” and “Exploring the Circle”.
Travel to Asia has left an imprint on her work: its rich color, intricate patterns and flying prayer flags can be found in recent paintings and encaustics. However, throughout my painting journey, color has endured as a constant and motivating voice. To quote the artist Hans Hoffman, “Our entire being is nourished by color.”