Hermann was born in Germany. His family moved to Australia and settled in Melbourne in the late 60s. He studied Fine Arts at RMIT, but spent the following decades as a professional Jazz double bass player, working with Vince Jones, Jane Clifton and Wilbur Wilde to mention a few. He has appeared on television in shows such as The Don Burrows Collection (ABC) and Good Morning Australia. His performances include appearances at the Melbourne Concert Hall and productions with the Melbourne Theatre Company.
Having returned to his first love, painting, Hermann has emerged as an accomplished artist enjoying considerable success in the last few years. Represented in several galleries and various cafés and restaurants, his paintings often centre around celebrated bayside views and the inner inner city suburbs. Also on display are sea and landscapes, often painted at twilight conveying a sense of serenity.
- Alexandra Art Show — 1991
- City of Darebin Art Show — 1992/93
- Preston Arts and Entertainment Centre — 1994
- City of Yarra Cultural Tourism Project — 1995 (Joint winner of postcard competition)
- Modern Art Café, East St Kilda — 2001
- SWAG Gallery, Fitzroy — 2002
- STEPS Gallery, Carlton — 2005
- Australia on Collins — 2007 & 2008
The majority of paintings displayed are acrylic paint on canvas, the average price ranging between $600 and $1000.