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Bryan Jernigan

Bryan Jernigan is a twenty-year Washington, DC resident. Born in Arkansas, Jernigan was raised in Oklahoma. He attended undergraduate school at Oklahoma State and completed his Master?s of Arts degree at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Jernigan is mainly an abstract artist working in acrylics, following closely the tenets of the Washington Color School artists of the 1960s. However, most recently, Jernigan has been influenced by his travels, choosing to paint more in a style slightly abstracted from reality.


In addition, he has been influenced by the mixed media collage work of contemporary artists like Mary Todd Beam and Carrie Burns Brown. He often draws from recycled or common elements such as tissue paper and found objects to create his collages.


Jernigan is the President of the Arlington Artists Alliance and serves on the board of directors. He is also a teacher with the Arlington Artists Academy and the Arlington County Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources. He has taught classes in tissue paper collage, working with modeling paste and Colorfield painting.

For more information about Jernigan, call 703.533.0957. Jernigan also maintains pages on social networking sites including Facebook and Myspace.