Pete Jordan, an Inspiration!
Ah, summer has finally arrived on Whidbey Island and with it comes the Pete Jordan Show! Many of our clients have been waiting all year for this show and it promises to be a quintessential Pete Jordan show.
Known as a sort of Renaissance man, Pete Jordan does many things besides paint incredible paintings. He built his house and has an affinity for burning coal once in a while. Pete loves to paint stuff left over from a time that is slowly vanishing, such as old gas cans, lanterns, old trucks or cool old buildings, which are the subject of several of his paintings this year.
Moonsets on Deer Lagoon and an old Langley home with smoke wafting out of the chimney show up in a couple of his landscape offerings. The thing about Jordan is he captures a place and time so well. His composition is right on and his use of color and texture give the paintings a sense of reality that make you want to walk into the setting which is somehow familiar.
Brackenwood Gallery and Whidbey Island are lucky to have a painter of the caliber of Pete Jordan.
His work reflects the talents and ideals of this man. As reporter Patricia Duff wrote,
“His love of the forest and his study of natural sciences, combined with his artistic talent, have given him an extraordinary ability to capture the natural world with a reverent eye for accuracy, fine detail and the luminosity of color.”
Come to the show, you’ll love his work! The show opens on Aug. 4 with an Artist’s Reception from 5-7 and continues thru Aug. 27.