Gerda Lane


Gerda Lane began pursuing her interest in art in 2014 after raising a family and retiring from a career in the US Department of State. She paints in oil, watercolor, and pastel. She has a degree in fine arts and continues to take classes and workshops in northern Virginia to further develop her skills. Gerda primarily paints landscapes and still life scenes. Her style can be described as impressionistic realism. She is a member of the Arlington Artists Alliance, McLean Art Society, and the Falls Church Art Society, and enjoys belonging to these communities of fellow artists.


Mary-Jeanne Martz


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


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 for more information.


Linda Jeffers


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.