Artist David Flitner
David Flitner obtained a degree at the University of Arizona and continued his formal training at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Still drawn to the beauty of the Southwest, he returned to Arizona to make his home and continue his studies in art and of nature's landscapes. He was a founding member of the Arizona Central Backpackers Association and backpacked in Arizona for over 15 years, deepening his appreciation and knowledge of the Arizona outback.
One of David's Grand Canyon paintings was reproduced on a back cover of the Arizona Highways magazine and later displayed in the special exhibition of “A Backward Glance at Arizona Highways Illustrators” at the Phippen Museum of Western Art (2000). He was also the featured artist of the University of Arizona Alumni Art Show (2002).
David is a member of the Oil Painters of America and the Arizona Plein Air Painters. He has shown in one-man and multi-artist shows and his artwork has been represented in fine galleries in Scottsdale, Wickenburg, Sedona, Tubac, Monterey, Aspen, Santa Fe, Jackson Hole, and Tucson. David's work has been displayed in Phoenix city government and corporate buildings nationally and can be found in private estate collections, including those of Burt Reynolds and Ann Miller.
David's a painter at heart and is quite happy when painting at his easel or in a desert wash, but he also enjoys engaging with other artists and helping students along their own art paths. He taught adult students at Jerry's Artarama Art Store in Tempe, Arizona from 2010 to 2015 and has been on the critique team for the Scottsdale Artists League since 2010. In the past 3 years, he has become known as a caring and talented teacher and has completed over 30 opportunities to teach, do art demonstrations, judge art [...]
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