Michael Longhofer | Painting-Acrylic, oil, Mixed Media

Michael Longhofer
Philosophy on Art:
Art differs principally based on subject-matter. Artists differ in a way by which they reflect, transform and express it. Art opens the heart, frees the mind and reveals things in life, which perhaps you wouldn’t see or think of.
Are you an art creator or an art producer? Or, do you see a difference between the two?
I’m an art creator. To produce something, would be to print a piece of already created art. To create it, the artist starts with nothing but a blank beginning.
Why do you do what you do?
Being an artist isn’t what I do, it’s who I am.
What kind of art attracts you?
I love Edgy Art, Styles of Art that I haven’t seen before, and also, Classic Art that’s stood the test of time.
What is the question you never want to be asked regarding your art?
Did you paint that? Would I be standing here painting it, if I hadn’t?
Are you getting paid for this?
How do you know when a piece/series is finished?
I’m usually a planner, so I know when it’s finished
When the client demands it be done on a certain date, then it’s finished
If you could interview any artist (living or dead) who would it be?
Andy Warhol

WTAMU grad student
Amarillo Art Institute Instructor
Canadian River Art Gallery and Fine Art Academy Instructor and showing artist