Jon Flaming is a multi-disciplined artist who is a designer, illustrator, and painter. His fine art focuses on small town Texas and the Southwest. He is self-taught and works in a number of media, including watercolor, acrylic, oil and found materials. Flaming’s works clearly reflect the idiom of Texas regionalism and he has been classified as one of the state’s foremost neo-regionalist painters. The art is done by a Texan for Texans, yet is still rich with universal narrative and appeal.
Flaming has tapped into an earlier regionalist sentiment and technique, evidenced by his iconic Texas subject matter. His paintings bring warm recollections of earlier, simpler roots, while simultaneously magnifying awareness of social change and transformation underway in the state of Texas.
He started Jon Flaming Design in 1993 and has created award-winning design campaigns and illustrations for a number of clients including Neiman Marcus, Milton Bradley, JC Penney, Pizza Hut, FedEx, Hewlett Packard and Pepsi.
Selected Biographical and Career Highlights
• 1962, Born in Wichita, Kansas
• 1968, Family moved to Texas
• 1985, BFA from Texas State University
• 1993, Started Jon Flaming Design
• AIGA Board of Directors
• Currently lives in Richardson, Texas
• 1995, Ken Knight Gallery, Dallas, Texas
• 2005, Natural Disasters, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
• 2006, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Invitational, Canyon, Texas
• 2007, Then and Now , Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
• 2008, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Invitational, Canyon, Texas
• 2008, Art in the Metroplex, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas
• 2010, Bobbie & John Nau Collection of Texas Art (Drawing on the Past), The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas
• 2010, Nac Collect, Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, Texas
• 2011, Texas Stampede, Insight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas
Selected Public Collections
• Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas
• Budweiser Silver Eagle Collection, Houston, Texas
• The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas
• Numerous private collections