Twenty of Herman's pieces are included in her first art exhibition, which is running at
"It's my first art show and I'm just absolutely very thrilled that they asked me," said Herman, who lives in
Herman said she's also "exhilarated" to have her charcoal and graphite drawings on the same floor as an
Herman took part in an art show last year at the
Herman has lived in
She studied art during the two-and-a-half years she attended
"Cherished Memories" is the title of Herman's show, which runs until
Herman likes to use charcoal and graphite to give a portrait a vintage look. To create those portraits, she likes to work with photographs, both antique and contemporary.
One of the pieces in the exhibit is a drawing of her grandfather. Another shows a mother and son.
Her exhibit also includes drawings of animals, such as a cat interested in a butterfly.
Herman hopes to illustrate some children's books that she's written.
She also has an interest in forensic art, in which victims supply their memories to an artist following a crime. She took a class on the subject from a forensic artist in
Herman maintains an art studio on the upper level of her home, which was built in 1885. Part of the space is filled with art books she has collected.
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