Untethered

Posted on October 12, 2017 in inspiration, paintings

I love collecting quotes, and often when I’m working on a painting, I’m listing to a inspiring, challenging or though provoking podcast or audible book. Whilst painting these latest pieces,  I have been listening to “The Untethered Soul” by Michael A. Singer. Essentially,  its about learning to step back from the mind and simply watch, noticing the ceaseless chatter that goes on inside our head. One of my favourite quotes so far…

“Nothing can ever bother you except your edges… you end up loving your edges because they point the way to freedom.” Michael A Singer.

Learning to give myself space, to examine and to notice…. to become untethered:)

Inspiration Board for “Untethered” Clockwise from top: @finding_dan, “Coastline of South Africa”, The Photo Argus, by Warren Krupsaw @KaraRosenlund

Untethered 1, 122 x 122cm. Ink, acrylic and aersol on canvas, by Amica Whincop

Untethered 2, 122 x 153 cm, Ink, Acrylic and aerosol on canvas, by Amica Whincop.

Untethered 3, 76.3 x 61, Ink, Acrylic and aerosol on canvas, by Amica Whincop.

Coastal Vibes

Posted on October 8, 2017 in inspiration

Coast of Cape Town, South Africa

Drawing from this beautiful capture in the studio – of the coast of Cape Town, South Africa.  Colours, textures, energy!

Photo credit:  Dan Grinwis

 

 

Painting the Beauty of Natures Perfect Chaos.

Posted on October 3, 2017 in projects | collabs, thoughts

“I am continually moved – towards beauty, elegance, imperfection, complexity – but also simplicity – and the natural state of things. The beautiful chaos that is life”

It is a constant effort to find balance amidst the unpredictability and chaos of life. Nature becomes the place I turn to where the chaos becomes calm and the contradictions find balance. My art-making reflects this constant search to capture the beauty, tranquillity, and balance inspired by the rhythms and energy of  the natural world. The mystery and the wonder that emerges within the natural world are sources of endless inspiration.

My process starts with spontaneous drips, pours, and washes on canvas using water-based paints and inks. My own fluid movements work in harmony with the fluidity of the materials. I utilize water, gravity, and air pressure to create colour and texture that evoke natural processes and formations. Once I create a rich under-painting, I decide what needs to stay and what needs to go. Using white paint, I work intuitively to mask out areas that feel distracting or unnecessary. This process is an act of letting go. The result allows beautiful new forms to emerge that float in a soothing, meditative space.

In truth, the under-painting is still there, as in life, we can only escape the noise and find balance by focusing our attention on what really matters and becoming present. ⋒

 


 

[ videography @laraprenzelfilms | music “rainy nights” by @ Azaleh ]

Appearance on The Block

Posted on September 27, 2017 in paintings, press & media

Exhibiting on the Block Shop & Georgias call!

I have been exhibiting my work for almost two years now through the Block Shop, so was super delighted to get a call from Georgia to create a commissioned piece for their hallway. I had to be like road runner, and worked throught the night to get them created, dried, framed and delivered to Melbourne within the week. I painted two incase one went wrong! I had been listening to a lot of the “Civil Wars” especially their version of Leonard Cohens “Dance Me to the End of Love”. The palette and energy I had envisioned was moody, romantic and passionate to coincide with Ronnie and Georgias current decor and existing artwork.

 

The Dance Me to the End of Love Collection

To coincide with the hallway reveal, I created several paintings available as part of the collection, available now at The Block Shop.

Works are also available to view at Art Images Gallery, Adelaide, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong and check out all available paintings online here.

The Art of Beautiful Chaos – Abstraction Workshop – Oct 14th

Posted on August 20, 2017 in workshops

Abstract art work shop, Oct 14th at House of Artisan, Gympie.

Delightfully chaotic and beautifully messy, this workshop allows you to zone into your creative wild child.  Amica will show you some of her signature painting techniques and guide you through the process of tapping into and trusting your intuition to paint an beautiful abstract work.

Create something truly special, walk away feeling inspired and get ready to make a space on your wall for your awesome creation. No previous art experience necessary. This class includes all art supplies, a 60cm square canvas, professional instruction, morning tea and a cuppa.

Class 1 – 9-1pm SOLD OUT
Class 2 – 2 – 6 pm SOLD OUT

Seen on “Channel 9 Postcards”

Posted on June 29, 2017 in press & media

Channel 9, Postcards.

Gallery owner, Robert Avitable and Channel 9 Presenter, Brodie Harper, discuss works on view at  Metropolis Gallery, Geelong. Melbourne.

Void and Chaos

Posted on April 27, 2017 in press & media

Crowdink Artist of the Month: Amica Whincop Explores the Balance Between Chaos and Void

Art Lovers Australia gives access to a number of inspiring artists all over Australia. From photography to mixed media painting, the newly founded website allows emerging artists to showcase and sell their work. Among these artists, and our current artist of the month, is Queensland painter, Amica Whincop. Amica paints cool, complex depictions of the natural organic world. We were given the chance to talk to Amica and get to know a little more about her work and her inspiration…read full article

The Other Art Fair

Posted on April 23, 2017 in event | exhibition

The Other Art Fair, May 4- 7, The Facilty, Melbourne.

Come find me at The Other Art Fair!  o

Use the promotional code TOAF_Amica to redeem complementary tickets

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Dual Elements

Posted on April 22, 2017 in event | exhibition

Dual Elements, 1st – 22nd May 2017, Left Bank Gallery, Gold Coast.
Opening Night 6th May 5pm – 7pm

A joint exhibition that intricately explores differing natural elements by Queensland artists Amica Whincop and Kurt Black.

Left Bank Gallery are kicking off their 2017 exhibition program with a dynamic joint exhibition, Dual Elements, featuring award winning and acclaimed artists, Kurt Black and Amica Whincop. Through a shared love of nature, both artists intricately explore differing natural elements with a rare sense of force and fluidity. In partnership with Art Lovers Australia, this exhibition is not to be missed.

Please join us for drinks with the artists on Saturday 6th May from 5pm to 7pm.

RSVP by 3rd May on 5532 0788 or events@leftbankgallery.com.au

 

[6 x 6]

Posted on April 19, 2017 in event | exhibition

[6X6!], 4 – 20 May, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong.

Six artists each present six paintings in this group exhibition featuring John Graham’s environmental Gouldian finches, Victoria Howlett’s Still Lifes in Landscape, Judi Singleton’s Expressive Figurative Abstractions, Wendy Stokes’ Sensory Abstract Landscapes, Amica Whincop’s Stone-like Forms and Gail Willoughby’s Colourful Cacti!

Opening Night: 6 – 8pm Thursday 4 May
All welcome.

More information & exhibition preview at: www.metropolisgallery.com.au