My art begins with a vision and ends in a story.  Viewed through my eyes, events, places, people and different cultures take on a new perspective. I capture ideas, visions and concepts through the use of fabric, collage, texture, stitching, patterns and color.  Each piece binds these various elements together to create a unique and individual story.

I feel an element of success when the portrayal of the story within the art can be felt by the viewer.  To me every life situation, a beautiful landscape, a religious experience, or a special human relationship can be interpreted as a search for meaning.  I choose to call it “A Search for God”.  My goal is to evoke an emotional response to each individual piece and build appreciation for how this eternal question might be answered.

 My work is unique in that I actually use small pieces of fabric to create my artwork. It is always a fiber piece but because I use paint, oil sticks and sometimes paper it fits into the mixed media category also. I  sometimes call it painting with fabric. Stitching is then used to create more detail and texture. 

About Jean Herman

Jean Herman is primarily a fiber artist using fabric, stitching, paint and other techniques to create art quilts that often read as paintings. Learn More»

Upcoming Exhibit

My annual featured exhibit at Sync Gallery, 931 Santa Fe Drive, Denver CO,. is called "Fascination", it will feature my large abstract figurative and landscape mixed media pieces. I will also display my new paper collage work. The opening reception is Friday, September 17,5:30 -9:30, First Friday is open evenings also, Sunday Brunch is Sunday September 26, 11:00- 3:30. Sync normal hours are Thursday and Friday 1- 4 pm, Saturday noon - 4 pm, Sunday 1- 4 pm Learn More»

A Presentation to Front Range Contemporary Quilters, (FR

Monday, August 16, meeting is at 7 pm, presentation begins at 7:30. February 18-March 13 Presentation is via zoom, contact me at for the link. I will talk about my work, my inspiration and my techniques, Learn More»
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