I like to travel through Google maps in search of interesting things to paint, because I don't like to actually travel. I found this man walking along carrying his lunch and I felt like I was there.

This piece is on canvas board and will need a frame for display. 

- Nancy Herman


Oil painting on canvas board

Signed on front and back

6" h x 8" w x .4" d
0 lbs. 8 oz.



Nancy Herman
merion, Pennsylvania

Getting to Know Nancy

From Lithuania to Brazil, Nancy Herman’s paintings depict quiet, romantic street scenes from all over the world. One might assume that Nancy is a world traveler, but on the contrary, she dislikes traveling and prefers to experience the world from the comfort of her own home through browsing Google maps. With a sense of voyeurism, Nancy geo-locates and zooms in on peaceful streets, brightly painted homes, and people enjoying a sunny afternoon, all with the ease of navigation on her computer screen. The small paintings are like postcards, expressing a fascination with an exotic place that we may never visit. Nancy has a wonderful approach to color and light, and captures her scenes in a flat, graphic, and modern style. Although the scenes are pleasing and idealistic, they can also feel structured and stiff, which parallels their pixelated source material. The scenes are both real moments in time, and far away places that may not actually exist.