Greetings my dear fellow art lovers!
Let's visit and I will tell you about me and my art.
My Intention and Process.
What is most notable about my oil or acrylic painting is the vibrant color and energy. I use imagery of people, places and objects from life and imagination and reinvent them through the creative process alive in me as Love Through Art. My work is raw expressionism transformed into joy. The mood may be quirky, laugh-out-loud funny, or harmonious. In essence, each painting is a re-creation of my journey through dark emotions believing in light, the twisted made whole, and offering buoyancy.
Portraits. My colorful style is also perfectly suited for commissioned portraits of client’s beloved family, pets, objects, landscape, or home.
Art Influences. From past painters, my art embraces Expressionism’s sense of freedom, the brilliant color of the Fauves, and Pop’s animation. Favorite painters include Vincent Van Gogh, Ludwig Kirchner, Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse, David Hockney, Alice Neel, Keith Haring, and Cy Twombley.
I Paint in Themes. Over the years, I have painted on canvases from small to large, in themes inspired by periods of my life and relationships, interests, and exhibits. Themes include Women, Couples, Groups, New York City, Southwest, Pets, Flowers, Landscape, House and Garden, Reclining Women, the Mother Series, Energy.
A Little Background. Originally from Long Island, I studied art at the State University of New York at New Paltz, and earned a BS at SUNY Empire State College. I fell in love with the Mid Hudson Valley and made it my home. I have a husband and two grown sons, and a variety of cats and dogs have been family. They turn up as figures in some of my paintings! Part of a family of artists, my grandfather was an illustrator and art director, my mother-in-law was a German Expressionist painter, and my brother and both my sons are musicians.
I am a member of the longest running Hudson Valley mobile coop, Long Reach Arts.
Flint’s award winning paintings and portraits are owned nationally and internationally. She has exhibited extensively throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley, New York City, and beyond. Her art has been featured on numerous magazine covers including Chronogram, The Valley Table, The Ulster County Community Guide, HITS Program Guide and The Van Wyck Gazette and has appeared in various issues of The New York Times, Hudson Valley Magazine, Poughkeepsie Journal, New Paltz Times and other publications. Her commissioned public art is on permanent display at Ulster County Area Transit in Kingston. Flint illustrated a children’s book Ten Pigs Fiddling by Ron Atlas (2005 Amberwood Press), and created work for music CD covers by Grenadilla and Betty and the Baby Boomers.
Photo credits: Nancy Donskoj