Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Works on Paper

I had some collage/mono prints laying around in the studio that I really liked, but thought they could use something more. I worked back into each of the prints and added the birds. There is something quite nice and fragile about them. I really enjoy the contrast between the subtle value of the black ink and color/texture of the oil paint.

All of the works are 14"x11" on Rives BFK paper. The titles are Listening I, II and IV (don't ask what happened to III.) The work is available through Stewart Gallery.

A special thanks to Stewart Gallery for a successful show in October!

Listening I

Listening II

Listening IV

Friday, October 10, 2008

Stewart Gallery Show

My show at Stewart opens Saturday, October 18. I have a few brand new pieces in the show as well as some recent work that has not been shown. Please contact the gallery if you are interested in any work.

A brand new piece.



Oil and Alkyd on Canvas

Monday, September 15, 2008

Been Awhile....

Well, the studio is finally done and I am completely moved in! I was worried that if I moved spaces, I would have a long and difficult adjustment period. The new space feels like home. It is so wonderful to be able to actually move around and work on multiple pieces at once. In the old studio, I had space enough to only work on one piece at a time. Check out the pictures of the new space below.

This is a piece I finished in the Spring. It was used for the show card for my show at Chadron State College that opens the first of October.

One more bit of good news......I am happy to announce that I have signed on with the art consulting firm Soho Myriad out of Atlanta.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Exciting News!

My opening at Lyndsay McCandless Gallery in Jackson Hole, WY was fun. Thanks Lyndsay, Sam, and Natalie!

The drive from Lander to Jackson for the opening...yes this is in June...it is Wyoming after all!

I found out in early June that I was one of three Wyoming artists to win a 2008 Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship Award. The award comes with a cash prize and a show in 2009.

The money that I won from the Fellowship will be put towards the construction of a free standing studio in my backyard. I have already started building and am thrilled to have more space to work. I borrowed the idea for the structure from a company out of California called modern sheds. Their structures look sleek and modern, mine however is looking more and more like a shed for horses. I guess it fits with my "Western" surroundings.

One last thing, I was invited to make a piece for a show at the Lark and Key Gallery in North Carolina. The show is titled "The Song cathcer Show" and is comprised of work inspired by music. I made a piece titled "Miles from Monterey" by West Indian Girl.

Monday, May 26, 2008

2 Weeks

Well, I am down to the wire for my show at Lyndsay McCandless opening June 6. As usual and in true painter fashion I still have two pieces that I am working on. I am going to deliver the work on Friday and then immediately start working for my next show.

Now that I am done with teaching for the summer, I am thoroughly enjoying my studio time. I have been putting in 6 or more hours a day painting...it is fantastic!

Hope to see you at the show!

Quiet Sound

For Yesterday


Saturday, April 26, 2008

June Show Approaching Soon

My June show at Lyndsay McCandless is about a month away. I am currently finishing the last 6 paintings for the show. I should have around 25 pieces total. The piece below titled "Vestige" is the image that will be used for the show card.

If you are interested in pre-purchasing work before the show opens, please let me know and I will work with the gallery to ensure that you can get the piece (s) that you want.

On a side note, my website www.mattflint.com, should be completely updated with new images and upcoming exhibitions by June.



Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Recent Work

Although it is cold and we are still getting snow, I have hope that Spring is almost here! I am currently working on an Illustration for a play called Monsterface, by New York playwright Daniel Roberts. I am also making work for my upcoming June show at LMC and preparing for an October solo show at Chadron State University in Chadron, Nebraska.

Here is some new work that will be in my June Solo show at Lyndsay McCandless Gallery in Jackson Hole, WY.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Spring seems to be coming quite quickly. I just took up cross country skate skiing this year and I am not ready for the snow to melt yet!

Here are some exciting things that are happening in and out of the studio:

I am preparing for a June show at Lyndsay McCandless Contemporary in Jackson, WY.

I have work in three different charity/fundraiser events around the state this spring: Postcards from the Wild West at the Nicolaysen Museum of Art, Casper, WY......Empty Bowls Project (to help fight hunger) in Cheyenne, WY....and the Who Dunnit Show? at the Jackson Hole Art Center.

I also have two University show possibilities coming up soon and have applied for a handful of fellowships/awards/grants/juried type opportunities.

At any given time I am working on 8-15 paintings at a time. Right now I have 13 in various stages of completion.

If you have a few minutes check out this video of a lecture given at TED by Sir Ken Robinson
entitled "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/66

In the Studio

In the Studio, Work in Progress

Some Newer Work

Monday, January 28, 2008

Some New Work

Recently I have been making some smaller collage and mixed media works. They are a nice compliment to my paintings and have really allowed me some freedom to explore ideas.

The imagery in the collages came from a few old books I picked up at a local used bookstore.
One of the books was written in the 1940s and titled "Wonder Book of the Worlds Progress."
It covers everything from cavemen to Aviation. The pages are worn and the quality of the printing is not that great. It has all of these fantastic images of Polar explorers that I have become fascinated with. These images fit so well with the guiding themes in my work of
isolation and transformation.