Jon Flaming is an artist based in Dallas with a love for Texas barbecue. His past work has focused on small-town Texas as well as the oil and gas boom in the state, but he has now shifted his focus to the barbecue joints of Texas. He’s currently working to complete thirty large-scale canvasses on the subject (along with burger joints and steakhouses) for a late summer show at David Dike Fine Art in Dallas.

Subjects of Flaming’s paintings will include New Zion Barbeque in Huntsville, Franklin Barbecue in Austin, and the now-closed Harold’s Bar-B-Que in Abilene, among others. He was kind enough to provide a few preview images of his work for the upcoming show.


New Zion Missionary Baptist Church Barbeque


Harold’s Pit Bar-B-Que

Abbott Grocery & Market

More of Flaming’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Tyler Museum of Art, the Grace Museum of Art in Abilene, and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art in San Angelo, as well as many private and corporate collections. You can also follow his Instagram account for more barbecue artwork.


The gallery show opens later this summer, and is titled “Meat: A Visual Narrative of Texas BBQ Joints, Steakhouses and Burger Drive-Ins.” It will run September 8 to October 3, 2016, at David Dike Fine Art in Dallas.