Babette Herschberger was born in St. Joe, Indiana. She graduated from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with honors in 1984
Herschberger was a resident artist at ArtCenter/South Florida, in Miami Beach for 13 years. While there she was an active member of the Board of Directors for eight years.
Her work have been in exhibitions at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Florida State Capitol Building, the Melanie Cooper Gallery (Chicago), Lurie Fine Art Gallery (Boca Raton, Florida), Hammond Harkins Gallery (Bexley, Ohio), and the Atlantic Center for the Arts (Loveladies, New Jersey). Her work has been represented at the AAF Contemporary Art Fair (New York City), Art Expo New York and Art Expo Atlanta.
Herschberger's work is held by collectors throughout the United States and Europe, including the corporate collections of American Airlines, Continental Teal Estate Companies, Crescent Miami Centers, The Fountainblue Hotel, The Four Seasons Hotels, Neiman Marcus, Wave Development Group, and White + Case LLP.
"My work is very much about process. The process is one of action/reaction. My approach is very intuitive; there are no sketches to work from, no predetermined choice of color. Born of spontaneity, the work is a reflection of myself at the time of creation. A deliberate sense of order is achieved through color interaction, repetitive elements, hand-drawn grid lines, and loose geometric shapes. These elements provide entry points and paths with which to navigate the work.
The process begins with an initial application of paint and continues as I react to subsequent layers; it concludes when a final action no longer evokes reaction.