Jordan Thuman is a representational painter who focuses on narratives that include multiple figures in interior settings. In particular, she has discovered a fascination with the more subtle nuances of gesture and expression that occur as people interact with each other. She loves to watch these interactions between the people around her and have noted with fascination the subtle expressions that can reveal so much to the observant eye. She aims to put the viewer in her place, allowing them a voyeuristic experience. In developing her works, she tends to view her role as one that is similar to a director in a film or play. She controls each scene by the careful placement of figures; the manipulation of color; the addition or omission of objects; and the tweaking of facial expressions. These are all done for the sake of optimizing her intended outcome.