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Doodie Herman

Leichhardt NSW

I paint landscapes largely from memory and imagination, my inspiration coming from extensive travels in Australia. I have a deep connection to nature and love colour and exploring new tools and materials to keep my artworks fresh and immediate.

Artworks: 64

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About Doodie Herman

Exhibitions & Prizes:

2020                  John Villiers Group Exhibition, Matilda Centre, Wilton

2020                  Petite Pieces Group Exhibition, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane

2019                  The Other Art Fair, Barangaroo, Sydney, Group Exhibition

2019                  Foot Square Group Exhibition, Aspire Gallery, Brisbane

2018                  Quiet Places, The Shop Gallery Glebe with Photographers M Bennett & H Greenwood

2018                  Country to Coast, Hamptons House Fairlight, with Photographer Milena Bennett

2017                  The Scenic Route, The Shop Gallery Glebe, with Photographer Milena Bennett

2017                   Group Exhibition, ANL Mission to Seafarers, Melbourne


2020                  Finalist, John Villiers Art Award

2020                  Finalist, The Great Australia Competition

2020                  Finalist, Petite Pieces Competition

2019                  Finalist, Foot Square Competition

2017                  Finalist, ANL Maritime Art Award

Born in WA, my inspiration comes from a deep love of and connection to nature that began in childhood exploring the hectares of untouched bush behind our house. There were weekend picnics in the HK Holden to the hills and bush around Perth, and to the wheat belt country of the family farm; later many visits to friends working the mines up in the Pilbara. It’s a very big state. Then I moved to the east coast and another door opened. I work from my own photographs, memory and imagination, and my process is intuitive. It always begins with a palette of colours, with the intention only to make a ground. Then a dialogue begins and the painting’s subject is slowly discovered. I mostly mix colour on the canvas and love to explore new tools and palettes to keep my paintings fresh and immediate. The results are unpredictable, leading to variations in style from abstracts with geometric elements to both expressive and more impressionistic landscapes. The creative freedom in this way of working is very rewarding. In all my artworks I try to communicate the intensity of feeling I have for the Australian landscape.

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