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New Work: Reflections of War

Michael Longhofer earned a B.F.A. from The Laguna College of Art and Design and a Masters of Fine Arts Degree from West Texas A&M University in painting and drawing. Michael executes commissioned work and teaches at Amarillo Art Institute and travels the Panhandle leading workshops.

From 1994 to 2004 Longhofer worked as a commercial artist, graphic designer, and art director while still making his fine art. Michael has shown and sold work in galleries in both California and Texas. Michael toured the fine art festival circuit from 2005 to 2007 and was invited to show at The Cottonwood Art Festival and The Fort Worth Main Street Festival. Longhofer started painting murals and commissions in 2007. Clients include; The City of North Richland Hills, Baylor Healthcare, and American Express. Michael was a finalist thrice for the prestigious Hunting Art Prize, where he was invited to show in Houston, Texas.

Michael's paintings, ranging from cityscapes, distortions, and contemplative figure studies, are a chronicle of both places he has seen or imagined. His contemporary realistic approach draws on a painterly tradition. Longhofer’s distortions bend and twist while different colored lights leave tracers and trails. His figure-ground inversion series breaks boundaries and creates another way we see the human form.

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"Reflections of War" Exhibit

Longhofer has five pieces in a show at
Cerulean Gallery The show runs Friday evening May 12-June, 2017.
The gallery is located at 814 South Taylor in downtown Amarillo.


Michael will be conducting a 2-day Photoshop workshop on March 10th and 11th, 2017. The class is geared for artists who want to learn the basics of this powerful tool. Contact Rachel Flores at Amarillo Art Institute for more information and to sign up.

Learn How To Paint

Master painter, Mr. Longhofer teaches acrylic painting classes on Thursdays from 4-7 p.m. and Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Amarillo Art Institute. Contact Rachel Flores for times and payment information.

Please add Michael Longhofer as a friend, or visit, Art by Longhofer on facebook and like his page. Commision a one of a kind painting or mural for your business or home. Please call 214-502-1834 for an appointment to view the gallery.