Mandy Herdien creates expressive paintings of a variety of subjects that reverberate with colour and texture yet remain enigmatic and atmospheric. Her handling and application of paint often create elements of abstraction in her artwork.
She focuses mainly on cityscapes which serve as a pathway to explore themes of “journeying” or “one’s journey”. It is evocative on so many levels where the spiritual, physical, and intellectual themes, suggest movement where the lived experience is deeply woven through our contemporary reality. By exploring the passage and movement through the city there is a perception of transforming awareness, and of conveying changing experiences in our walk-through life.
It is a dynamic process which she achieves through linear perspective, and by harnessing qualities of colour harmony to evoke a mood. Capturing the light is her focus and her inspiration. Its elusive quality can transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. She strives to convey that sense of place by capturing its fleeting magic, highlighting a moment in time.