I work with the concept of memory in my studies, often beginning with a specific experience — either my own or inspired by a photograph. Memory is fluid; figures are intentionally kept loose and gestural. I play with paint. Like memory, it's sometimes lush and vibrant, sometimes thin and dripping away. Land and seascapes are broad and dreamy, stripped of specificity. Color, composition and mood dominate the landscape.
My goal is to create paintings that use the personal to access the universal, allowing viewers to drift into an emotive sense of time and space.
Caitlin Flynn received her Bachelor's of Arts from the University of New Hampshire. While attending UNH she sold and exhibited her work and started a small community gallery space. After living and working in Santiago, Chile, Flynn moved to NYC and earned her Master's degree from Pratt Institute. She lived and exhibited in NYC for 6 years before moving to Neptune Beach, FL. Flynn currently exhibits and sells her work throughout Northeast Florida.
Flynn gathers inspiration from both Abstract Expressionism and the Bay Area Figurative Movement.
"Flynn offered emotive abstract ocean scenes reminiscent of Richard Diebenkorn, as well as moody expressionist figures. She imbues all her work, figurative and abstract, with a gracefulness and painterly sensitivity." — The Huffington Post.