Jordan Glastetter is a Roswell, Georgia-based artist. She is the wife to Chris, mother to Perin and Henley, and lover of all animals. Ever since a little girl she has been a creative thinker and maker.
She received her BFA with an emphasis in painting from the University of Mississippi. It was there she learned the love of color theory and her passion for art and art history. Her career began in the Atlanta event industry creating decor and designing custom events. She worked as the Floral Director for two National award-winning companies focusing primarily on the floral industry. After 10 years it was time to continue her passion for artmaking and find an expanded meaning for her creative outlet.
While making a career change into teacher the true passion of art revealed itself in becoming a teacher of fine arts. Jordan has been an art teacher for 7 years and was recently awarded Teacher of the Year in 2023. Her passion for teaching 650 students a week ranging from kindergarten thru fifth grade artist brings joy and excitement to her daily life.
Jordan received her MFA in art education in August 2022 and is always continuing her love of learning and creating. Her mixed media works of art begin with bands of color and turn into whimsical landscapes. Each home, church, and building have multiple layers of collage that consist of magazines, pages from books, and high-quality decorative papers to add depth. The paintings are meant for the viewer to tell their story of the people that embody the structures. The paintings are completed with a hand-constructed natural pine frames, and indigenous tree of Georgia, and finished with copper cut tacks.
Her work is polished, simplistic, and full of life. The paintings include whimsical elements such as flowers turned into trees larger than the structures, forcing the viewer to wonder why.
In the evenings after a full day at school you can find Jordan in her studio doing what she loves. Her studio manager Lou, the family wheaten terrier, serves as her creative companion. She is inspired by the artists Grandma Moses, Grant Wood, and Amy Sherald,
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Painting
University of Mississippi 2008
Master of Fine Arts: Art Education
Kennesaw State University 2022