On this site you’ll find smatterings of Mike Flinn’s work from the last twenty years or so. (Most earlier pieces were never photographed or were scanned onto now-obsolete digital media and are irretrievably lost.)
Mike encourages comments and inquiries.
PAINTINGS . . . Mike started painting during golden school days. But it wasn’t until 2003 when Perry Allen invited him to show at Basement Gallery that his work was publicly exhibited, the first of over twenty shows.
He’s now more inclined to contemplate the future and feed the squirrels, while continuing to produce new work. You’re invited to send inquiries, comments, or snide remarks to the email in the graphic at the top of this page.
CARTOONS . . . Mike’s first love in the arts, his work has been nationally and internationally published, and appears in children’s books, comics, greeting cards, and hundreds of advertising applications. He’s happily retired from 20 years of editorial cartooning which required constant immersion in the 24/7 political news cycle. A diverse selection of this work is available for publication via CartoonStock.
ILLUSTRATIONS . . . Book illustrations (including children’s books) to magazine work to movie poster concepts.
COMMERCIAL . . . Mike helmed a successful graphic arts business in downtown Boise for ten years. Here you’ll find CD covers, concert posters, holiday cards, and logos — with an emphasis on the fun gigs.
BOLIN GUITARS . . . Speaking of fun gigs, it’s been Mike’s distinct pleasure to work with Master Luthiers John Bolin and Jake Bolin for these many years, developing everything from simple design elements to full-blown, from-scratch, one-of-a-kind, gotta-see-to-believe guitars. (That’s a guitar?!) Bolin Guitars are works of art, and as such, Mike included their collaborative, hand-painted “art guitars” (such as these) in many gallery shows. Working with John Bolin has been a professional highlight during an honored friendship of over thirty years.