Amy Longcope’s approach when creating a new piece is not to paint something specific, but rather to unleash her intense desire to create with beautiful colors and varied shapes that encourage and evoke meaningful thoughts in both her and the viewer.
Amy uses various mediums and gels to build layers and textures of color. During this process, countless ideas are guiding her and she trusts her intuition to lead the way, eager to see what will unfold. What follows is a mystical journey that’s guided by an artistic alchemy of curiosity, intuition, discipline and spontaneity. The end result is a vibrant abstract image, dripping with color and emotion.
In 2009 alone, Amy has participated in nine solo & group exhibitions throughout the nation. She most recently won an international competition, Art Without Borders (Juried by Peter Frank).
Amy’s award-winning work is widely shown and collected throughout the United States and Latin America.
Anarte Gallery - San Antonio, Texas
The Guild/ The Artful Home - Madison, Wisconson
Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts - Los Angeles, CA
Soho Myriad - Atlanta, GA
(June) The Buckaroo Ball - Auction,; Santa Fe
(Jan.) Bay 170 - Showroom (consignment),; Naples, FL
(Dec.) Crawford & Associates - Interior Design (consignment),; Naples FL
(Oct.) Pennies for the Homeless - Donation of art piece, Fund Raiser - Albuquerque
(July) The Aspen Ballet - Donation of art piece,; Santa Fe, NM
(June) The Buckaroo Ball - Auction,; Santa Fe
(August - September) "Abstract Thinmking" - Group Show and Reception, Culver City, CA
(July) "Bloom and Fade", Group Show and Reception, Loft 7; Los Angeles, CA
(April - May) Keller Williams Realty, Property Staging, Dallas, TX
(March - April) Keller Williams Realty, Property Staging, Beverly Hills, CA
(April) The Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica, Solo Show
(Feb - March) Anarte Gallery - San Antonio, Texas
(Feb. - April) Solo Show; ChromaStudio - Hollywood, CA
(Jan. - Feb.) Lark Gallery International Creative Competition, "Art Without Borders", Jurur: Peter Frank, First Place Winner, Santa Monica, CA
(Oct. 2008) Paloma Blanca - San Antonio, TX
(Sept. - Nov.) Aaron Gallery - Washington DC.
(Oct.) "Colors Colors Colors", Emeritus College Gallery - Santa Monica, CA
(Oct- Nov.) "Memories and Appreciation", My Art Gallery - Malibu, CA
(July) Spring Arts Collective Gallery, Group Show- Los Angeles, CA
(June) Studio 12 - San Antonio, TX
(May) "Color Your World", AnArte Gallery - San Antonio, TX
(Nov. - Jan.) Solo Show; Chop Chop Salon and Gallery - Los Angeles, CA
(December) Lightspace Gallery on Melrose - West Hollywood, CA
(May - June) Award Winner of International Exhibition; Dangenart Gallery - Nashville, TN
(Mar - Apr) Hangar Gallery; Guest Artist, Santa Monica Art Studios - Santa Monica, CA
(Feb 24 - Mar) Hangar Gallery; Guest Artist, Santa Monica Art Studios - Santa Monica, CA
(Mar - Aug) Award Winner of International Exhibition, Solarte Gallery - Albuquerque, NM
(October) Return of the Synthesthesia Drive In; Sangria Restaurant - Hermosa Beach, CA
(October) Learning and Product Art Expo; Group Show - Burbank, CA.
(July) J. Ferarri Gallery; Abstract Art Exhibition, Group Show - Los Angeles, CA
AWARDS & EVENTS:
(October 2010) LECTURE - Women Painters West; Los Angeles, CA, Guest speaker and slide show presentation on My Creative Process.
(January 2009) First Place Winner, International Creative Competition "Art Without Borders" - Lark Gallery,; Santa Monica, Jurur: Peter Frank
(June 2007) Award Winner of 2007 Summer International Exhibition - Dangenart Gallery, Nashville
(Mar-Aug 2007) Award Winner of 2007 Spring International Exhibition - Solarte Gallery; Albuquerque, New Mexico
TELEVISION & FILM:
(July 2009) - "The Vow", ponies die PRODUCTIONS, Los Angeles, CA
(May 2008) - "Lie to Me", 20'th Century Fox, Los Angeles, CA
(Feb 2008) -
Interview with Peter Frank
discussing the results of Art Without Borders international competition:
L: Amy Longcope won First Place
FRANK: Amy Longcope displayed a strong combination and balance of gesture and structure in her art. She seems to be a forceful and assured abstract painter. It’s hard to tell from on-line images how good her technique is, but I like her color coordination. Also the presence of her work seems to be very strong. It’s like you walk into the room and these paintings right away attract your attention. They are strong and vibrant. The other interesting thing for me about Amy Longcope’s works is their organization around a high horizon line, but I do not get a feeling that they are landscapes. Due to her calligraphic and painterly gestures, her use of different shapes blobs and drips, it doesn’t feel like a landscape space. It is more schematic and arranges itself on a plane, toward a clearance in a coherent fashion.
L: In addition to painting techniques, Amy seems to layer a lot with collage
FRANK: Yes, the texture of her surfaces is sophisticated and the layering is among the strongest aspects of her work