The Jernigans had a house fire over a year ago, and part of the recovery was to create an art studio in their home. They succeeded and now you have an opportunity to stop by to see the finished result at 932 Patrick Henry Drive, Arlington, VA 22205.
Bryan paints with a highly disciplined process that he has refined through years of masterful practice. He is quite transparent about sharing his approach that usually begins with a very strong perspective drawing. Often, his landscapes and subject matter may include common elements, yet what he does with them, adding color, shadows, texture and balance is what makes his work distinctive.
He is a leader in the local art community and is also an instructor.
“Bryan Jernigan is a twenty-year Washington, DC resident. Born in Arkansas, Jernigan was raised in Oklahoma. He attended undergraduate school at Oklahoma State and completed his Master?s of Arts degree at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Jernigan is mainly an abstract artist working in acrylics, following closely the tenets of the Washington Color School artists of the 1960s. However, most recently, Jernigan has been influenced by his travels, choosing to paint more in a style slightly abstracted from reality.
In addition, he has been influenced by the mixed media collage work of contemporary artists like Mary Todd Beam and Carrie Burns Brown. He often draws from recycled or common elements such as tissue paper and found objects to create his collages.”
Jernigan is past President of the Arlington Artists Alliance and served on the board of directors. He taught with the Arlington Artists Academy and the Arlington County Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources. Now he is an instructor at the Art League of Alexandria. He has taught classes in tissue paper collage, working with modeling paste and Colorfield painting.
He is participating in the Annual Open Studios tour. See samples of his work in the slideshow. He is a very successful artist with a strong patron following.
On Saturday, October 4 and Sunday October 5, 2014 between 1 pm. – 5 p.m. will be the 4th Annual Arlington Art Studio Tour. The community is invited to take part in this popular weekend event held in artist studios throughout Arlington County.
“Featured are a self-guided tour of twenty-three art studios showcasing the work of twenty-five local artists. Works include framed and unframed oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings of many styles; ceramics; sculpture; glass; jewelry; and mixed media. This yearly event is free and open to the public.
For more information about the tour and a downloadable map, visit www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org”
Via Arlington Artists Alliance