The drama in this piece is undeniable. It exudes energy and confidence. Nature and textures, when lit by the moon, are so different than when the sun lights it. The moon's soft illumination makes the textures come alive as it pushes the colors to the background. 
A regular patch of moss look like the softest woodland blanket. Suddenly a tree's bark is a worn silvery rope with the thickest of threads to protect the tree its surrounding. If you have ever seen or taken a long exposure photo at night, you know the magic of darkly lit scenes. That’s what this piece reminds me of with the small moments of bright and textural play that is happening.


"Moonlit" - 11" x 14" Unframed Print by Jaclyn Gordyan


Printed on Watercolor Paper.  Open Edition.


"Hi, I’m Jaclyn. I’m a texturist, painter and mixed media artist living and working in Michigan. I’m heavily influenced by nature and textures. And I bring these two influences together in my work.


I am drawn to the small moments in nature. Discovering them and taking in their natural state of being fuels awe, wonder and ultimately brings me into the present moment. I aim to give others that same feeling through my art.


I can’t go for a hike without stopping to look at small moments like the colorful dance lichen does as it grows up rain-soaked tree bark. Or the contrast between the old tough tree roots and the soft mosses encompassing them. It took me a while to realize not everyone sees these moments— and that was when I discovered my unique artist’s lens.


When I’m working on a piece, my goal is to highlight what about the natural element stopped me originally. I create a reimagined, heightened moment using color, layers and natural textures. So that th