Brumas

Mist

Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cmt.
Andean lanscape with mist

The poetic and sublime visions of the old masters make me feel an intense emotion, which to me  should be the goal of a true artist. 

Nube Perezosa

Lazy Cloud

Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cmt.
Landscape with fog

Arroyo

Brook

Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cmts.
Bosque nublado andino

Perfumes de Montana

Mountain Perfumes

Oil on canvas, 60 x 90 cmts.
Rain forest

El Toche

Oil on canvas, 90 x 60 cmts.
Images of nature

Lotos y Reflejos

Waterlilies and Reflections

Oil on canvas, 120 x 60 cmts.
Waterlilies pond

Gigantes de los Andes

Andean Giants

Oil on canvas, 70 x 120 cmts.
Cocora, palmas de cera

Camino de Eucaliptos

Eucalyptus Path 

Oil on canvas, 60 x 90 cmts.
Trail with trees

Cerro de la Teta

Breast Mountain

Oil on canvas, 70 x 120 cmts.
Palmas de cera

Bosque Nublado Andino

Misty Andean Landscape

Oil on canvas, 90 x 120 cmts.
Xeroxilum Quiindiuensis

Serenidad

Serenity

Oil on canvas, 60 x 120 cmts.
Paintings of nature

EARLY WORK.

Landscapes, paisajes

by Juan Bernal

I was born in Medellin, Colombia and raised on a farm in Envigado, a nearby town, where I lived until I was 12 years old. This farm was my maternal grandmother’s botanical garden, she traveled a lot, always bringing seeds from her trips, consequently there was a huge variety of ornamental, fruit-bearing trees and flowering plants. Intermingled with the trees, taking advantage of their shade were her favorite plants: the orchids of which she had hundreds of native and exotic species. They were also my favorite, not only for their spectacular designs and color patterns with mysterious similarities with insects, but their unique scents and properties.

Some of my most cherished memories come from the early morning, watching the fog rise as the sun warmed the land. I remember - and miss - the smell of wet soil and the perfume of the mountains, enhanced by the vibrant hues of the flowers.  I also long for the scent of the stables,  the combination of  the smells: horse manure, hay, the fresh cut grass and   the sugar cane used to feed the cattle and the horses.

These are the origins of my love for Mother Nature and the reason why my work is about its beauty and the importance of preserving the enviroment.