Christine Herman

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About the Artist

Born and educated in Winnipeg, Canada, Christine now lives and works as an artist in Stillwater, Minnesota. Following a career in interior design, she began devoting her energies full-time to her art in the mid 1990's. Her training includes terms at the Universities of New Mexico and Minnesota, Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis and the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe.

Christine's work has been featured in exhibits and galleries in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Colorado and New Mexico. Corporate collections include Wells Fargo Bank, McGladrey & Pullen (St. Paul), Partnership Resources Incorporated (St. Paul), River West Condominiums, Minneapolis and the Duluth Art Institute. Her work has been published in "Shared Visions" Poetry & Prints, Calyx Press and featured in "Dust & Fire: Annual Anthology of Women's Writings" published by Bemidji State University.

Artist Statement

My work has been described as both meditative and lively -- a catalyst for the senses and a window to one's interior world. I am mesmerized by the spontaneity and painterly qualities of monotype and believe that the materials and processes transport ideas beyond words. Essential to my creative life is time spent immersed in nature. I feel the powerful draw of the natural world, and as such, am informed, shaped and nurtured by it.

Taking a closer view of my surroundings offers the opportunity of drawing parallels from my own life. Gazing at a serene sunset or windblown field of prairie grasses can stir powerful emotions, memories or longings. While absorbing the wealth of pattern, texture, color and form, my focus turns toward the symbolic and abstract, where deeper meaning lies beneath the surface.