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»


My annual featured exhibit at Sync Gallery, 931 Santa Fe Drive, Denver CO,. is called "Fascination", it features my large abstract figurative and landscape mixed media pieces. I will also display my new paper collage work. Sync normal hours are Thursday and Friday 1- 4 pm, Saturday noon - 4 pm, Sunday 1- 4 pm Learn More»

QUILTS UNLIMITED juried exhibit The View, Forge, N.Y.

My art quilts are part of Quilts Unlimited, on display at View Center for Arts and Culture,3273 St Rt 28, Forge, N.Y. through December 4th. Learn More»
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