First Friday Opening Reception Friday, May 7th
This First Friday event is sponsored by Will & Tish Grant
The Exhibition is sponsored by James and Carolyn Dudley
EXHIBITION DATES MAY 7 – 29
About the Artist
Jordan Flower was born in Keflavik, Iceland, to a military family. Like many military families, he moved frequently, allowing him to experience living throughout the US, including Upstate New York, Rhode Island, California, and the Pacific Northwest
His mother nurtured his love of the arts from an early age, which eventually led him to pursue a career in the arts. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Jordan is in his 13th year as an art teacher and remains active in the art community as a producer of fine art.
Jordan’s work focuses on the interaction of man and nature, with special interest paid to the play of light and shadow. His work is primarily representational, and he loves to capture the details that give each painting its own identity. He works in acrylic and incorporates a unique layering technique in order to bring forth dimension and brightness to each painting.
Jordan is represented by Cabell Gallery, in Lexington, VA, and has shown his work throughout Virginia and New York. He has also had several paintings place in juried art shows throughout the previous year.
My subjects range from rolling hills and bustling cities to coastlines and beaches, but the common thread that ties my work together is an emphasis on two interactions: that between man-made and nature, and that between light and shadow.
City streets that are engulfed by the light of a setting sun, glistening snow-covered roundabout in a small town, the little details on a long-forgotten Coca Cola advert on the front of a building; this is where I find my inspiration. My goal is to find the beauty in things many people overlook, the everyday made magical and meaningful.