Herman Ferrell grew up in Southern Louisiana when it was easy to find old wooden shrimp boats throughout the coastal waters. Now that so many of those old vessels have been lost to hurricane Katrina, which battered the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, Ferrell and his stunningly accurate depictions of these watercraft are keeping their memories alive. Through his new Web site, ferrellsartgallery.com, the renowned artist hopes to reach new audiences and share a vision of the South that is becoming increasingly difficult to find.
Ferrell’s deep love and appreciation for the outdoors and Cajun culture are evident in each of his southern art prints. His obvious passion and his penchant for painting shrimp boat art have made Ferrell’s work highly desirable. His growing and award-winning collection is notably distinct from that of other southern artists because of Ferrell’s unique and predominantly self-taught painting style.
For decades, his shrimp boat art was well known only within art collection communities around the world and throughout Louisiana. But after Hurricane Katrina put New Orleans and the rest of Louisiana in the national spotlight, appreciation for his Louisiana art began to expand to new audiences. The launch of ferrellsartgallery.com is a major part of Ferrell’s strategy to continue this expansion.