Bryan Jernigan is a novelist, painter and mixed media collage artist. Influenced by the Washington Color School, the Color Field movement and Fauvism, he feels comfortable in both representative and abstract styles tending to focus on colorful landscapes and found-object collages. Jernigan works both large and small and welcomes commissions.
“Color is my ground because it is the starting point for all art – whether abstract, impressionistic or realistic. While I adhere to art’s founding principles – line, shape, form, space, and value – I purposefully leave my imagery simplistic because color is the star. I also believe the adage that less is more. A hint is often enough. I paint “loosely” not that I have to, but because I choose to. I would hope that seeing my work is like reading a book – one shouldn’t rely solely on what is written or painted, but the fun comes in filling in the blanks, embellishing the story of the painting in one’s own mind. My goal is to ensure that each viewer’s interpretation of that story is different, but that it resonates with those who see my work and spend time with the pieces