Not only is Jon Flaming one of my favorite artists, but as I’ve gotten to know him, he’s one of my favorite people too. He is kind, thoughtful, inspiring, and one of the hardest working artists I know.
Jon Flaming is a North Texas Artist with a very distinctive style that draws inspiration from his childhood and upbringing. He is incredibly fond of the entire state of Texas. The diversity of Texas. One of the things that makes me even more interested in his work as a collector and a fan is that even though he has a specific style. He diverges from that often and plays with many types of mediums. All of the images before the interview are from Jon.
You can see our chat here:
There are many things that stuck with me from our conversation, but his advice (for himself which you can choose to scoop up) was to work hard at his day job in advertising, but at night, after the kids went to bed, he’d go into his studio and work on his craft. On his art.
It was not until he was solidified enough as an artist when he knew he could make a living from creating art, that he left his full-time job for art. Many people make the mistake of leaving too soon when it does lower the stress when you can have income coming in.
- See all things Jon Flaming HERE
- Check out Jon Flaming on Instagram HERE (a cool thing Jon does is he puts exclusive and unique items on Instagram that you can DM him to purchase. You have to be quick though I hear).
- Follow Jon Flaming on Facebook HERE
- See what prints he has for sale online HERE
- Get a look at a number of his collections HERE
- Learn more about his BBQ joint work through his online journal HERE
- If you’d like to see AND purchase his work in person (and online) you can also go to: Artspace 111 in Fort Worth
- Another spot carrying his work: Foltz Fine Art in Houston
I will continue to add to this, but here are pieces (and press) written about Jon.