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Mark Flickinger


Mark Flickinger has been at Cowley College since 2001 as an instructor of Art History, Painting, and Drawing and was appointed department chair in the Spring of 2015. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Painting and Drawing from WSU and his Master's in Painting from Indiana University.

Flickinger has shown his work in galleries across the country including galleries in Philadelphia PA, Boise ID, Wichita KS, Kansas City, MO, Savannah GA, Indianapolis IN, and Addington Gallery in Chicago. His paintings are included in many private and public collections across America and abroad.

One of Mark's favorite quotes is by Henry David Thoreau as he described his view of landscape: "There is as much beauty in the landscape as we are prepared to appreciate. Not a grain more."

Artist Statement

Painting always begins as a response. Outside in the light and air, full of every detail and movement, I at once find and lose myself.

It is important for me to be in the landscape and experience the light, weather, and changing nature of the place. I paint studies in Situ. These include oil studies, drawings, watercolors, photographs, and journals. When possible, I collect rock and plant samples from these locations. Upon returning to the studio, I will develop the finished paintings.

Eventually I setting these things aside, I complete the painting leaning heavily on memory.

Ultimately, I love color, paint, texture, space, air, and light. I have a compulsion to paintand bein these places. I cannot separate my need to transcribe these experiences of place from the experience of painting itself.

My most recent work is centered on the search for the Sublime, Iconic, American vista and how painting becomes a way of understanding it. ~ Mark


Deception Creek Falls, 8x8, oil on panel


Afternoon Light on Sol Duc River, 8x8, oil on panel.


Whitewater, 8x8, oil on panel


Acadia, 32x52, oil on canvas


Beside the Shining Sea, 32x50, oil on canvas





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