Arthur Herman



As long as I can remember, I was always “doing” art.  When I was small, I was drawing everything, my favorite athletes, cartoon characters, and my family and friends.  At school I designed and drew all the posters for the functions.  As my confidence and curiosity grew, I ventured into new mediums–sculpture, pottery and painting.  I was least confident with painting (even though it seemed like a natural progression)  because I am color blind.  When I began my career in horticulture, my painting took another turn – I began “seeing” the landscapes and the flowers that surrounded me   in my daily work.  The beauty inspired me, and now on Amelia Island, I am newly inspired the natural landscapes–the ocean, the marsh, the plants, and the wildlife.  My work reflects the island wonders  around all of us who are fortunate to call Amelia Island home.  “If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”  (Edward Hopper)