Nada grew up in the artistic Herman family with famous grandfather “Sali Herman” and well-known artist father “Ted Herman”. During the 1990’s all 3 generations painted in the one studio at Avalon.
The unique painterly qualities of Nada’s canvases create a sense of joy while capturing the energy and spontaneity of nature for the viewer. Nada Herman’s Australian beachscapes, bushscapes, Sydney Harbour, Pittwater, nudes, marine life and floral paintings enjoy admiration from collectors in Australia and throughout the world. Her celebrated dynamic style of expressionism utilises rich vibrant colours, loads of oil paint, thick brushes and palette knives.
Nada Herman works from her studio on the family property atop of Avalon in Sydney Australia.
In capturing the energy and spontaneity of my surrounding, I create works that seem to have grown from the natural joy of creation. I grew up on the Sydney Northern Beaches which is reflected in my body of work. My works feature brightly coloured seaside vistas and the wonderful life that is possible in these idyllic surroundings. Brushstrokes are swaths of verdant hies, rich with texture. I often frame a piece using patches of flowers or trees in the foreground, a perspective that allows for greater range of colour and depth. Rolling hills give way to placid azure waters dotted by fishing vessels, sail boats, and flocks of birds.
I love expansive paintings! My canvases often reach well over six feet wide, becoming like windows into which the viewer can peer.
I believe nothing is static, a humble flower or piece of fruit has a life force.