Flyn Costello

March Feature Artist

My most recent paintings fall under the theme of Shared Environment.  Considering that animals are a part of our daily experience.  A squirrel raiding our bird feeder in the back yard, a skunk which lives under the porch digging for grubs in the backyard, seagulls swooping down and grabbing food out of your hand at the beach, a family of mice nesting in your basement. We build our homes to provide us shelter, they often find shelter in the same places. I find this overlap of space and resources sometimes appears in rather absurd ways. With my paintings I hope to highlight these interactions. A bear eating a slim jim out of the trash, a seagull snacking on McDonald’s french fries in the parking lot. The restrictions we put on their natural world force them to seek alternate resources and opportunities in our shared environment.

F​lyn received her BFA from The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago in 2003. To purchase her art or for more information you can find her at: or