watercolor, I have found the perfect expression of my love of
color. I began painting watercolors in the fall of 1998,
after retirement from a career in education. I have
experimented with several different styles of watercolor:
realistic portrayals, floral samplers, impressionistic "plein air"
paintings, and an abstracted "imargination" style.
Though my florals seem to be popular, I also enjoy painting
children, landscapes, and other facets of nature.
Flynn's watercolors can be seen at the following galleries:
The Coffee Gallery
17750 Fruitport Rd.
Spring Lake, MI 49456
The Blue Heron Gallery
131 Ames Street
Elk Rapids, MI 49629
- Petter Gallery
161 Blue Star Hwy.
Douglas, MI 49406
2012 Notes of Interest
I have published a
chronological guide to my paintings titled A Watercolor Journey.
Click on the "MY BOOK" link above.
I continue to have my
paintings with Arthur Frederick, owner of the
Button-Petter Gallery in Douglas. This is probably the largest and finest of the art
galleries in Southwest Michigan, with nationally known artists. I am also
with the Coffee Gallery in Spring Lake, and The Blue Heron in Elk Rapids.
I have note cards for sale at The Thistle Gallery in Holland, as well
as artisan items at The Art Garden, a small gift shop at the Holland Area
Continued networking with
Painting Pals on Wednesdays at the HAAC, an open painting workshop. In July,
seven of us will go to an Art Camp weekend at the Chief Lake cottages of Chris
Bart--good times with painting, eating, boating, chick flicks, and plenty
fruit of the grape.
I flew to Las Vegas for an
April 13 opening reception for the WFWS (Western Federation of Watercolor
Societies) juried national exhibit on the UNLV campus. I had my "Chihooligan"
painting accepted into the competition, which I entered through the Arizona
The annual Friends of Art
Tulip Time exhibit opened at the Arts Council on April 19; I had two
paintings ("Parrots in the Park" and "Saucy Succulence")
in this show.
May 4 brought the opening of
the Michigan Water Color Society annual juried show, held at the Lansing Art
Center. My "Hills of Tuscany" was juried into the exhibit,
as well as the traveling show.
May 31 was the opening of the
Muskegon Museum's Regional Competition. There were over 600 entries,
multi-media, with 227 accepted works. Of the six watercolors in the
show, my "Chihooligan 3" was juried in. The show runs until
I was invited to take part in
a newly published book, The Artistic Touch, 5, due out in
mid-September. This is a watercolor showcase book, and my
"Uncommon Cabbage" and "Pepper Pot Poppy" paintings will