About Jean

Jean Herman is primarily a fiber artist using fabric, stitching, paint and other techniques to create art quilts that often read as paintings. She likes to say, “I paint with fabric.”  Jean also uses various print making techniques incorporating them into her fiber pieces. Her quilts can resemble collages, incorporating paper, photo transfers, and  monoprints to create a visual image.

Jean likes working in a series; developing pieces that build on each other. Whether it’s an individual piece or a series, spontaneous or deliberate her goal is the same, to create an emotional response.

Jean was trained as a scientist and went on to a career as a business executive and CEO of the Denver/Boulder BBB. She retired from business to pursue art fulltime in 2009.

Jean studied art at:

  • The Cincinnati Museum of Art
  • De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA.
  • Colorado Springs Fine Art Center
  • The Art League of Houston
  • The Art Students  League of Denver
  • The Denver Art Museum

She has attended workshops conducted by nationally and internationally known fiber artists Mickey Lawler, Susan Shie, Cass Holmes, Melody Randall, Jo Fitsell, Carol Watkins, Judith Trager, Ann Johnston and Carol Watkins.

Jean is a member of The International Quilting Association, Front Range Contemporary Quilters,  The Art Students League of Denver, and is a Professional Artist of Studio Art Quilt Associates.

Jean lives and has her studio in a loft in downtown Denver.


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