New work from Pete Jordan
One of Whidbey Island's most well known artists, Pete Jordan has been painting the scenes and spirit of the island for more than 30 years. Never one to rest on his laurels, Pete's most recent work showcases some new paths the master is taking. The subject matter might be familiar, but the results have a new life.
You can see it especially in the foreground. Broad, expansive vistas; a meadow, a slough, a bay at low tide. Pete's newest foregrounds ease you into the scene.
Broken color and a strong abstract quality means that those foregrounds aren't wasted space, but rich visual delights in themselves. Own one, and you'll find yourself drawn into those fields of broken color, your eyes ping ponging back and forth between the foreground and some detail or action in the mid or background. A string of geese in the distance, houses with a slight wisp of smoke.
Come into the gallery this spring and take a look at some of Pete's new work. You'll see why American Art Collector magazine chose one of Pete's paintings for a page-and-a-half spread on collecting marine art.