Jordan Millworks (aka Garage Doors) is an interesting story. I was raised in Groton, MA. The home I lived in had a huge garage. On that garage was a pair of huge black doors. Those doors did big things. Really big things. They gave the neighborhood a place to gather during the big events held in the park across the street. They gave the boys in the neighborhood a place to do really big experiments behind them when they were closed. There were bikes, wagons, rockets, tools and fishing poles. There were things going on behind the doors that only parents during that period had the patience to endure.
It took me two summers to chase this story down. And when I finished, I had no choice but to paint these doors. I hope you can experience how ecstatic I felt when I uncovered their past! I enjoyed creating this painting. I hope you enjoy owning it.
My biggest artistic influences were my great uncle and my cousin Christine. My great uncle worked on a Clay medallion sculpture portrait of me. My cousin Christine showed me how to shade. The sun coming through the window on a candlestick. She said to look at the candlestick us if it was a photograph negative. That made sense to me.
I never really did decide that I wanted to be an artist I just was.
The advice I would give to other artists. Inspire each other. Find artists that fit and can carry each other along with positive feed back. That is what will keep you creating, painting and drawing.