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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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In Memory of Someone

A very strong lady whom I worked with in the printing industry has passed.  This digital painting is for her.

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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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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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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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Gift Ideas For The Nature Lover

This Rocky Mountain nature watercolor is a painting I initially created for a souvenir tee shirt manufacturer.  It’s a timeless design for people who love nature.  Now I offer it on numerous gift items online, like jewelry, mugs, shirts, tiles, … Continue reading

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Commission A Painting – Small Business Shopping

It’s small business Saturday for shopping, so don’t forget the one-person businesses of artists and artisans (like me) who sell custom work directly to the buyer. You can give the gift of a gift certificate for a painting or have … 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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The Girls

This is another drawing done with a Venus Velvet No. 2 pencil on Arches rag paper. It is matted with a muslin wrapped mat, framed under glass.

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Yellowstone Park family camping vacation

The classic woody station wagon filled with a family and camping gear, is illustrated in this oil painting.  Yellowstone is one of the most visited national parks for family camping vacation experiences. Many children remember their first nature experience as … Continue reading

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