Artist of the Month

Bryan Jernigan (for August 2019)

My pastel paintings are created from inward and outward experiences of nature. Based on both observation and memory, my paintings connect the reality of what is seen to the realm of what is felt. Color is the root of all my paintings. Like the Abstract Expressionists, the act of painting in pastel itself inspires me as I explore impressionistic landscapes that resonate with viewers. When I’m not creating work, I like to foster creation in others by doing demonstrations, teaching workshops and classes.