Abstract painter Dina Herrmann’s influences, Kandinsky, Pollock, Miro, O’Keefe, and Picasso, are readily recognized in her work. Her own aspirations, “to create balance and beauty in a timeless world,” are achieved by drawing from both physical and spiritual realms to create mesmerizing, rhythmic, canvases.
Herrmann’s interest and study of various modalities of spiritual systems, philosophies and therapeutic bodywork have greatly informed her paintings. Her work undertakes the difficult task of rendering multi-dimensions, allowing an opportunity for the viewer to experience the macro and micro cosmic universe. Her mastery of shadow and form, and the eloquent control of technique, that sets the tone and purpose of her art.
In her latest works, Herrmann was inspired by painter Joan Sneider as well as her late father, Robert Herrmann. He left behind hundreds of small abstracts which have inspired her to create a new series in homage to him that reflect a new boldness, shape, and composition. Her very first attempt won Herrmann Best Oil Painting at the Black & White show held at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. She is currently in the process of interpreting more of her father’s brilliant
Herrmann’s creativity was fostered while growing up in New York City. Encouraged by her parents, acclaimed mens fashion illustrators, she developed an unwavering drive, fascination and lifelong relationship with artistic expression. At age 13 she studied painting with Anthony Tony, and age 15, she began studying at Cornell University and continued her formal training at Bennington College and Alfred University. She earned her BFA from the State University of New York at Purchase.
In 1985, Herrmann had her first solo exhibit at the Vorpal Gallery in Soho, NY. The show's success opened the door to additional solo and group exhibits which earned her international recognition.
Throughout the 90's, Herrmann’s work was exhibited at the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington DC. She chooses to create her vivid works in the traditional media of oil on canvas.