Amica Whincop Art
How long have you creating these paintings.
I have been working on this style of painting for seven months now.
How did you get started.
Gosh, you know, painting is something that has always been a part of my life. It has always been my vehicle to channel peace within myself.
I am a qualified art teacher and have a degree in Visual art, but really it was only last year, (after literally painting over hundreds of canvases), that these forms started appearing in my work, and I knew I'd found my direction.
From here I plucked up the courage to start showing and selling my work professionally.
What is your greatest inspiration?
Two things actually - One is inner peace. That eternal quest of losing and finding harmony and balance. The second is Mother Nature herself. Here I find endless inspiration; she has the perfect colour schemes, the wildest textures, and manages to pull of that perfect duality of fragility and strength.
What is the greatest challenge to owning and operating your own business?
Ha ha, time management for sure . It takes so much more time and organisation than I imagined, which is tricky if you happen to have time dyslexia like myself!
What is the best thing
I love being independent and having full reign on my creative nature. Plus I also get to choose which 18 hours of the day I wish to work ;)
I grew up playing beside the rugged seashores of the Isle of Wight, England, allowing me a deep connection and appreciation to the environment.
This was further strengthened by global travel and eventual emigration to Australia.
With a Bachelor of Education and Visual Arts, I now work as both an artist and visual arts educator, in the beautiful town of Gympie with my husband and three children.
I would describe my work as organic, spontaneous and chaotic, and am recognised for the undulating ‘stone’ like forms which float gently around the canvas. I hope people feel both the tranquility and passion in the pieces I create.