Nancy Herman
merion, Pennsylvania

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.

Caught on the Corner
9" x 12" , oil painting
$575

Fence and Shadow Dance
9" x 12" , oil painting
$575

Fire Escape Shadow
9" x 12" , oil painting
$575


Girl Crossing
9" x 12" , oil painting
$575

Waiting
6" x 8" , oil painting
$575

Hong Kong
6" x 8" , oil painting
$375


Isle of Wight
12" x 9" , oil painting
$525

Jerusalem
12" x 9" , oil painting
$525

Rue Frederic, Arles
6" x 8" , oil painting
$375


Sardinia
6" x 8" , oil painting
$375

Bulgaria
9" x 12" , oil painting
$525

Valparaiso Color
6" x 8" , oil painting
$375


Elba
6" x 8" , oil painting
$375

Rio de Janeiro
6" x 8" , oil painting
$375


Vilnius, Lithuania
9" x 12" , oil painting
$500

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