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Sean Flynn
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It's All About Arts

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Give us a brief bio of yourself.
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S. F.: IM 47 years old life long resident of Roslindale. Graduated Roslindale high in 1973. At that point I wanted to go to Art School but never did. I just picked up painting 3 years ago. I am married with a beautiful wife and daughter.  I   am a state licensed Oil burner Tech, and have been in that field for 24 years. I paint as a hobby, I also enjoy Guitar and fishing. My long range goal is to someday have a small studio.

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What is your medium?
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S. F.: My Medium is a mix of both Acrylic and Watercolor. On my Floral's I use both. When I work on watercolor paper I use about 70% watercolor and sometimes I will use a little acrylic on it also.  What I feel it needs.

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How long have you been doing your art?
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S. F.: I have been painting seriously for the last 3 years I try to do a few paintings a month. Sometimes I can do more and some times less. I found a large basket with nice artist paint brushes in Trash in an alley in Brookline one day while I was at work. I said WOW these sure look nice and took them home and left them in basement for a year, then I bought some cheap paints and began to paint. The big thing was these were good quality paint brushes unlike anything I ever saw before and I was amazed at how I could paint with them. After that I began to do more and more up to this point I have probably done 40 paintings {rough Guess)

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Do you make a living at your art and what advice would you give someone else who would like to do the same?
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S. F.: I do not make a living from my painting. I do it as a hobby and relaxation. I hope to maybe within the next two years set up a small space where I can work in freedom, my long range goal is to paint and sell. at some point I would love to get a small house on Ocean in Maine with a window facing the ocean and have a studio.. My Dream.  I would also encourage anyone to just try to paint anything it does not matter what you do just do it. I myself had very little confidence in my abilities It was others who saw my paintings that told me that they look good. Just hearing those words helped me keep going forward.  

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What do you think is the biggest challenge facing artists today?
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S. F.:  I would say the biggest challenge would be to get Art shown in public and reproducing paintings as prints. Everything I have learned has come by sure luck and chance, just like this great opportunity you have afforded me!  

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What art-related organizations do you belong to?
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S. F.: I belong to the West Roxbury Art Association. and I will be joining the "It's All About Arts" Association, also