Mary-Jeanne Martz

Website:  www.maryjeannereidmartz.com

For Mary-Jeanne, painting and travel are strongly linked. For almost 60 years, her travels have taken her around the world. She primarily paints landscapes in oil, but also uses water media and pastel. She states: “I put a piece of myself in my paintings. In the process of painting, I both lose and find myself. My personal experiences and emotions are a part of my paintings. As I work on a piece or look at the finished product, I connect back again to that place and time. I relive it and find joy and peace. My hope is that others will also experience what I feel when they view my paintings.” She has had her work accepted in juried shows at the Arlington Artists Alliance, the Art League in Alexandria, the Arts Club of Washington, and the McLean Art Society. She shows continuously at the Gallery Underground in Crystal City.

 

Bryan Jernigan

Email: bkjartist@gmail.com
Website: www.bryanjernigan.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BryanJerniganArtist/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bryanj/

Bryan Jernigan’s process has always been about exploration. It’s not surprising to those who know him that his breadth of experience ranges from traditional landscapes to figures and to non-representational abstraction. “I’ve always said I’m less of a painter and more of an experimenter.”
Most recently, his process cycles between small, traditional pastel landscapes and large non-representational paintings. “Once I complete a set of landscapes in pastel that take their own kind of concentration, the last thing I want to do is another one. So I cycle into large abstracts that are just as challenging, but in a different way to the landscapes. I think it keeps my work in both areas fresher.”
While Jernigan is an abstractionist at heart, most recently he has been trying to successfully bridge the gap between abstract and representational in both his landscapes as well as some figurative work. He uses acrylics in treatments of simple subjects in nature. Most recently, he has been focusing on trees and their surrounding landscapes using bold strokes and color in both painterly and palette knife techniques. While he adheres to art’s founding principles – line, shape, form, space, and value – he purposefully leaves his imagery simplistic because color is the star.
Jernigan’s work is influenced by the Fauvists and by contemporary artists including Richard Diebenkorn, Wolf Kahn, and contemporary painter William Wray.
Jernigan teaches abstract painting for the Art League of Alexandria and recently won a grant from the City of Alexandria to create 50 different pastel landscapes. His work is held in private and corporate collections in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Morocco, Brazil and Japan. Jernigan, who has a Master of Arts degree, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and raised in Oklahoma before moving to metropolitan Washington, DC. more than 28 years ago.

Jernigan gladly accepts abstract painting commissions and landscape commissions in pastel. Please contact him at bkjartist@gmail.com for more information.

 

Linda Jeffers

Email: LKJeffers@gmail.com
Website: www.lkjeffers.net

LK (Linda) Jeffers, resides in Arlington, VA. Her award-winning art is in collections in the U.S. and Europe and has been exhibited in various galleries throughout the U.S., including Touchstone, Washington DC; Ellipse, Arlington, VA; James Cohan Gallery, New York City, NY; Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD; eMerge Art Fair, Washington DC; Gallery Underground, Arlington, VA; and others. Her work has been published in the Washington Project for the Arts Artist Directory. She has been a long-standing member of various art groups such as the McLean Project for the Arts (MPA), Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), Arlington Artists Alliance (AAA) and Maryland Art Place (MAP).

 

Jocelyn Hunn

Jocelyn Hunn does watercolor, pastel and acrylic paintings and cards. Her favorite subjects are gardens and architecture. Her realistic watercolor scenes reflect the beauty of the world around us. She is particularly skilled at capturing the contrast of sky and clouds. Her artwork has been featured as a design for gourment chocolates as well as a minature golf hole.  She enjoys exploring new ways to make her artwork interactive.

 

Heike Gramckow

Email:  heikegramckow@yahoo.com
Website:  www.atelierheikegramckow.com

Born and raised in Germany, my husband and I moved to the Washington DC area in 1986. Today I have a studio in both countries where I paint mostly landscapes and cityscapes in oil and sometimes pastels. I painted from an early age, but began painting in earnest only until my late 50’s. After a successful career as lawyer, researcher and international justice reform expert that took me around the globe, I decided a more balanced, creative approach to life was needed. Since then I have painted with several well-known American artists, such as Glen Kessler, Diane Tessler, Greg Kessler, Ted Reed, Fred Markham, Jill Banks, Adrienne Kralik, and Patrick Kirwin. I have a law degree and Ph.D, from the University of Hamburg, Germany, and am completing a certificate course in International World Art History at the Smithsonian Institute. I participate in regional, national and international art exhibitions, art fairs and plein air competitions; I am part of different art associations, have exhibited in several galleries in the Washington DC area. Recently, one of my paintings was chosen competition winner in a national juried completion held by the Contemporary Gallery.

Impressionists, especially Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt, and Max Liebermann, have long been my favorite painters. Their use of color, light and shadow, as well as the fact that their beautiful paintings broke with was then considered high quality art, is what inspired me to try something similar in our times. Equally influential and shaping my style are more recent realism painters, especially Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth. As a result, my style is modern impressionism with a touch of realism. Following the techniques of the old masters and impressionists, the aim of my art is to create reflective impressions of the world around us, using an element of humor, when applicable. The counterpoints of light and shadow, contrasting colors, is often central in my work, sometimes to show harmony, sometimes to depict contrast and different views.