Category Archives: Family

My Father’s Love Letter of Nov. 27, 1939

I have a small photo of my mother. She is sitting on the steps of my Uncle Peter Flynn’s house in Musselshell, Montana. The time is the 1930s. My mother was 22 years old. My father was 15 years older … Continue reading

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Love Letter From My Father, Nov 12, 1939

I have a little photo of my father as a young man standing in his Great Northern Railway work clothes and hat at the depot in Havre, Montana. On the back is penciled, “Agent Flynn Ha! Ha!” My father, Leo … Continue reading

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Memoir of My Great Aunt Alice Flynn

Tom and Ellen Keaveny, Wedding, Leitrim, Ireland I have my cousin, Benedictine Sister Alicene Tucker, to thank for preserving stories and genealogy of our Flynn / Keaveny family from Glenfarne, Leitrim, Ireland. I was named after my father’s sister Alice … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2014

My mother was a photographer in Montana in the 1930’s and 40’s. She took this photographic still life some time in the 1940’s. It always reminds me of Memorial Day. Thank you to all those who have served our country. … Continue reading

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Venus Velvet No. 2 Pencil On Arches Rag Paper

Another drawing from my portfolio – I use a pencil sharpened to a needle point when I draw, never erase, and love the soft surface of Arches rag paper.  Alice Flynn

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Four Paintings At Wild Joe’s

My art show starting this week at Wild Joe’s Coffee House in downtown Bozeman, Montana, displays the above four paintings.  The installation has my following artist’s statement. CHARACTERS OF SOLITUDE I have been making art for over 40 years, painting, … Continue reading

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Rimrocks Of Eastern Montana

Many people in my family lived in Eastern Montana where the landscape sometimes has cliffs of sandstone that we call “rimrocks”.  The sandstone formations are outcrops in many counties.  This is a painting, acrylic on canvas, approximately 34 by 26 … Continue reading

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Friends, Neighbors, Homesteaders

When I was a senior in art school at MSU, my mother gave me boxes of old photos and negatives and asked me if I would collaborate with her photography to do a painting for a family reunion in 1974.  … Continue reading

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Montana Vintage Era Cousin

If you follow my work, you will have noticed a thread of family characters in Montana from earlier times in the 20th century.  This one was inspired by a cousin named Bill.  Are you reminded of  “A River Runs Through … Continue reading

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My Thoughts Expressed For Boston Today

My empathy for Boston expressed today.

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Eastern Montana Rimrocks And A Guitar

Acrylic on canvas… music has always been important in my family.  This is one of my uncles. The sandstone rimrock formations can offer echoing acoustics.

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Are You Having A Family Reunion This Year

Recently added to my Etsy shop, consider a gift of a custom portrait of a family home or farm or painting based on old family photographs if you have an upcoming anniversary or reunion.  See the listing information at this … Continue reading

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Patrick mac Calpuirn o Éireann, Patron Saint of Ireland (387 – 461) – Genealogy

From the genealogy site geni.com, here is a biographical history of Saint Patrick. Patrick mac Calpuirn o Éireann, Patron Saint of Ireland (387 – 461) – Genealogy.

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’tis Himself, Honey O’Badger, wearin’ the green

Link here (click), design copyright Alice Flynn

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A Shamrock Is Not A 4-Leaf Clover

It is that time of year again.  When I was a girl, Saint Patrick’s day was a holy day, not the commercial mess it has become in the USA.  In addition to the green beer and stereotypes of drunken hooligans, … Continue reading

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Montana’s legendary art pioneers: Bob and Gennie DeWeese – The Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Newsmakers

I took every painting, drawing, and printmaking class I could from Bob DeWeese when I was getting my art degree, 1970-74. He commissioned the first work I ever sold while I was a student. He stopped me right before Christmas … Continue reading

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Jane Austen, Happy Birthday December Baby

My birthday is December 20, so I have sympathy for others who are December (Christmas) babies.  In Jane Austen’s time, birthdays and Christmas did not carry all the fanfare and great expectations that they do today.  It makes me wonder … Continue reading

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How To Make Tom Riddle’s Wand, Voldemort’s Wand

Halloween is the time of year when I get requests to help with costumes.  This is something that can be a sudden challenge, but also is a lot of fun to see the results. In my day, Halloween was for … Continue reading

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Lower Falls of the Yellowstone, Today’s Painting

This is an 8 inch by 10 inch painting on stretched canvas done today.  If you have visited Yellowstone Park, you have probably seen the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, and this huge waterfall, called Lower Falls of the … Continue reading

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New Portrait

A portrait just finished, this is 8 inches by 10 inches, on stretched canvas. If you would like to commission a portrait, just click on my contact page. copyright Alice Flynn 2011

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