| Rogoway Turquoise Tortoise Gallery | Tubac AZ

“Within each artist is a calling to tell a story, share a feeling or convey a thought.  Painters live in a world of sight, not words or sounds.  We are visual and need to express these things on canvas, communicating what’s important to us and what touches us in the painting at hand.”~David Flitner

David Flitner has been making his living as an oil painter for over 25 years and his love of the arts has translated into a satisfying lifetime career.  David obtained a degree at the University of Arizona and went on to continue his formal training at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.  He returned to Arizona to make it his home and has been happily painting ever since.  Although he studied figurative drawing and painting, landscapes have always been his first artistic love and the desert Southwest has never failed to inspire him.   


David has been a backpacker, so as others stick to the hiking trails, David follows the land to find the exact spot which captures the essence of what he senses for his canvas.   When he finally sets up his easel, he paints the light and depth that surround him, the changing shadows falling over the desert vistas.  He strives to paint the peaceful feeling and the mystery of the landscape in view. This is his favorite thing to do.  Whether painting on location in the desert or in his studio, David is at home with his paintbrush and considers himself on a lifetime journey of art exploration. He knows he’s lucky and that it all comes down to painting for the love of it.

 David’s paintings have been represented by fine art galleries, displayed in government and corporate buildings, and purchased for private estates, including those of Burt Reynolds and Ann Miller.  He was an honoree at the Best of Scottsdale Art Show and Gala in Scottsdale, Arizona for his landscapes (2005).  He was featured in the SkyWest Magazine (Delta and United Airlines, 2006) and the Scottsdale Magazine (2007).

Are you interested in purchasing David Flitner’s work? Please contact Rogoway Turquoise Tortoise Gallery for more information.