Galina Herndon

Galina Herndon

Atlanta, GA, United States

About Galina Herndon


I was born and raised in Russia, and studied Museology, including History and Culture of Art, in Moscow. For 14 years I worked with archaeology researchers, creating technical illustrations for publication. Following a move to the US I began artistic oil painting in 1999.

My art is a way to communicate. I use color, energy, and movement to connect emotionally to the viewer. I often paint with a sense of nostalgia, both personally and more broadly.
I primarily paint with oils on canvas because it allows changes during the creative process. At times, I'll see a different, better image while I paint.
I like to use a palette knife in addition to traditional brushes. I also work with acrylics on canvas and paper, and drawings on paper using ink, charcoal, and chalky artist crayons.
I would describe my style as semi-abstract. My subjects remain recognizable, but I bend perspective and distance to add energy and motion.


Baccalaureate in Museum Studies. Russian State Humanities University (Moscow) 1996


Motion and Emotion, solo show
Dec 03, 2020-Feb 03, 2021
Aimee' Jewelry and Fine Art Gallery
335B West Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030 - Tel. 404-371-0099



Solo Exhibition - Artist Galina Herndon: A Vision of Russia, 2018, Aimee' Jewelry and Fine Art Gallery
First Prize, 2015 Brookhaven Arts Festival, City of Brookhaven, GA
Honorable Mention, 2014 Colors Festival of Arts, Roswell, GA
Galina created the 2013 artwork for official poster and t-shirt, 25th Decatur Arts Festival, Decatur, GA
Artistic Merit Award, 2013 magic city art connection, Birmingham, AL
2nd Place Best in Show, 37th Atalaya Arts Festival, Huntington Beach, SC 2012
Honorable Mention, 2012 Roswell Arts Festival, Roswell, GA
2nd Place Best in Show, 21st Annual Colors Festival of Arts, Roswell, GA 2011
Alice San Pietro Painting Award, 2009 4th Street Festival, Bloomington, IN
Best of Show Award, 19th Annual Colors Festival of Arts, Roswell, GA 2009
Artistic Honor Award, Manatee Festival of the Arts, Apollo Beach, FL 2009
Artistic Merit Award, 37th Riverside Arts Festival, Jacksonville, FL, 2008
Jury Award: Best Painting, 2008 Virginia-Highland Summerfest, Atlanta, GA
Honorable Mention, 18th Annual Colors Festival of Arts, Roswell, GA 2008
Patron Purchase Award, 2008 Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts, FL
Second Place Award, 2007 Hiawassee Festival of Arts, Hiawassee, GA
Second Place Award, 2007 Canton Festival of the Arts, Canton, GA
Best of Show Award, 17th Annual Colors Festival of Arts, Roswell, 2007
Spirit of the Show Award (& featured art on official T-shirt!) Spring 2007 Alpharetta Arts StreetFest
Honorable Mention, 16th Annual Colors Festival of Arts, Roswell, 2006
Best of Show, 2006 May Fair Cultural Arts Festival, Cartersville, GA
Best of Show & Featured Artist, Spring 2006 Alpharetta Arts StreetFest
Best of Show, Genesis XII Juried Show, Roswell Fine Arts Alliance, 2005
2nd Place - Fine Arts, Roswell Square Arts Festival, 2004
Best Depicts Movement and Rythm, Genesis X Juried Show, 2003
Honorable Mention, GENESIS IX, Juried Fine Arts Show, Roswell, GA 2002
2nd Place Fine Arts at Georgia National Fair, Perry, GA 2001
Purchase Award, Cultural Arts Council, Douglasville, GA 2001