(American, B. 1945)
Western subjects, landscapes, Native Americans, cowboys, horses, wildlife and fantasy are Hermon’s primary subject matter. According to Hermon, “The important things in a painting are beauty, light, depth, and meaning.” He accomplishes this in each of his paintings, creating a style that is unmistakably his own.
Hermon was born on September 14, 1945, in Raymond Mississippi. Hermon’s artwork, especially the horses, is a reflection of several influences: growing up with and training horses, working on his family’s cattle farm, and working on ranches close by, and in Texas. Hermon followed his heart west in 1981. The Artist began his own publishing company in 1988, and has over twenty sold-out editions to his credit. While working with The Franklin Mint, he was one of their best-selling plate artists. He has had his images produced on Landmark Calendars, on paperback books from Leisure Books, and on playing cards. Hermon’s images can now be found on Leanin’ Tree greeting cards, on Candimar Designs cross- stitch, on Milton Bradley puzzles, and on collector plates from the Bradford Exchange, The Mountain Tee Shirts, and Tree Free Greeting Cards.
The artist says, with regard to his distinctive style, “An artist’s style, if it’s honest, is everything he has experienced, seen, loved and even hated. But when he begins to paint, he should try only to paint the best that he can, not dwelling on how to achieve a particular style. Then, he will have a style that is uniquely his own”.