Pat Herman

Visit Michigan City La Porte is featuring a new artist. Patricia Herman is an award-winning watercolor artist whose work has been juried into area shows at the Midwest Museum of American Art, the Box Factory, Southern Shore Artists Association Gallery, the Chesterton Arts Center, the Art Barn and the Heartland Artists Gallery.

She is a winter resident of Arizona, where her paintings have also won awards and have been juried into shows in Mesa, Scottsdale and Fountain Hills. Her paintings have been displayed at the Fountainside Arts Gallery in Fountain Hills, Visit Michigan City LaPorte and Beach Bum Jewels in Michigan City.

"Watercolor is my first love but I also enjoys printmaking, bookmaking, colored pencil, graphite and pen and ink. I am both a studio painter and a plein air painter," Daley said. "As a member of the Duneland Plein Air Painters, I spend many days April through October painting outside in the local area as well as outdoors in Arizona in the winter. I find being surrounded by the beauty of nature while painting to be an inspiring, joyful and challenging experience. Sometimes that means a soft breeze, warm sun and no pesky mosquitoes.  Sometimes it means holding things steady in the wind, baking in a hot desert sun or freezing fingers in the fall. It all adds to the experience."

Herman paints what moves her at any one time.  The subject matter can be a landscape, beaches and water, cityscapes, a still life, figures or anything else she finds interesting. She has been painting for many years and has enjoyed workshops with nationally-known, award-winning artists including Eric Weigardt, Judy Wagner, Frank Francese, Judi Betts and Carole Hillsbery.

You can view this show and buy some art from Nov. 20 through Feb. 2 at Visit Michigan City La Porte, 4073 S. Franklin St., Marquette Mall, Michigan City, IN, 46360.

Contact Jane Daley, La Porte County Convention & Visitors Bureau community relations manager, at (219) 872-5055 or jane@michigancitylaporte.com, or visit www.michigancitylaporte.com.

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