As a Louisiana artist, Flattmann has long been drawn to the special qualities of New Orleans, creating wonderful pastels of French Quarter buildings and street scenes, as well as portraits of jazz musicians and other figures. His latest work reflects some of the emotion that has grown out of the post-Katrina era. See, for example, Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? (pastel, 24×30) at left.
Flattmann is the author of The Art of Pastel Painting, a Master Pastelist and the 2006 inductee into the Pastel Society of America’s Hall of Fame (see the February 2007 issue of The Pastel Journal).