My non-representational work is not usually derived from anything real. Instead, I tap into thoughts and feelings to guide my initial layers. What comes next is a series of color glazes mixed with charcoal and graphic marks to create a fully integrated piece. This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Bryan Jernigan


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front

20" h x 16" w x .75" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Bryan Jernigan
Arlington, Virginia

Getting to Know Bryan

Bryan Jernigan’s abstract floral paintings are expressionist and bold. They may remind you of Joan Mitchell’s abstract compositions, as they draw the line between abstraction and floral representation. Although the canvases are alive, full, bursting, and dripping, they seem to be suspended or frozen in their action. Are the floral arrangements coming together or falling apart? The many layers of wild brushstrokes create a lot of depth, and provide a three-dimensional feeling to the work. Bryan sometimes finds his initial inspiration in a photograph, but surprisingly the images are not of flowers. It might be the color of a landscape, or the shape of a shadow, and then his imagination will take it from there.