This snapshot of me with a cousin was taken in Grass Valley, California, when we were on a family vacation visiting my father’s siblings who lived there. I wish I knew the name of this cousin now. I remember this moment, holding out an apple for him to take a bite.
– Alice Flynn
This large landscape painting was commissioned by a family farm in West Virginia where you can see this view. copyright Alice Flynn
I have only a small color photo print of this large painting titled “Relations Unknown”, as the painting was lost to an unethical gallery owner who did not return it to me after a show. So many years have gone by, I thought the location of the painting would not be discovered or the painting may possibly be destroyed.
This evening I had an interesting phone call from someone who has had the painting and appreciated it in his home for many years. Who knows what round-about way it got to him, as it was not from the gallery.
“Relations Unknown” was inspired by a small snapshot I found in my mother’s black and white negatives and prints. She had placed a few old photos in a white envelope with the simple script on the front, “Unknowns”. These people were so expressive, I was inspired by their impression on me to adapt the figures, place them in Montana, and create this painting.
This Darwin portrait design is my original, copyright Alice Flynn, July 19, 2015. It is available online on products in my Cafepress shop under the division “Science”.
For years, I’ve had a letterpress design of two hearts with an equal sign between them. I titled it Love Equals Love, and sold it online in black and white and red and white. Today, with the equal marriage decision by the US Supreme Court, I turned the design into rainbow colors. Here it is, with a link to where I offer it online at cafepress.
copyright Alice Flynn
The Lazuli Buntings and Western Tanagers are some of my favorite birds to watch in my garden in Montana.
Scary climate change making Montana too warm and dry this winter, but it is feeling like spring. Here’s a painting from my portfolio. The birds are checking out all the bird houses in my yard. This painting is a small oil on canvas. Alice Flynn