"My abstract paintings and encaustics, inspired by nature and travel, reflect my involvement with the process of making art. I am not concerned with rendering what I see but I am challenged to express
my reaction. For many years the rural landscape of PA has inspired me. I often worked in series: a process that offered me the freedom to explore and initiate. Some past series were "Vespa Memories", "Haybales" and
"Exploring the Circle."
Recent travels to Asia, have left their imprint on my work through rich color, intricate patterns, and the mystery of place. A series inspired by the prayer flags of Bhutan and Tibet resulted. Currently, I am exploring the rhythm of dots and dashes. However, throughout my artistic journey, color has endured as a constant and motivating
voice. As Hans Hoffman said, "Our entire being is nourished by color".
Louise M. Herring works in oil and mixed media, and encaustic. Her painting journey began
in 1970 when she took a class with Biago Pinto. He instilled in her the courage to look
beyond the box. Louise continued her art studies with Itzak Sandkowsky and Maxine
From 1986 to 1996, Louise lived in Michigan where she continued to work and exhibit. On
her return to PA Louise works in her studio at The Mill, in Manayunk.
Since 1984 Louise has been a member of Artist's Equity. In 2009 she joined ARTsisters, a
group of professional artists.
Louise M. Herring has a BA from Bryn Mawr College and an MA from Wayne State
University, Detroit MI.
Louise has also completed the two-year course at The Barnes Foundation.