About Me

Amy VanHoy with Abstract Art Photo

Amy VanHoy - Houston Artist

I’m the founder of PAINTloose and I created this site to combine my two passions  (painting and teaching).    

I specialize in creating abstract art using a variety of methods such as acrylic on canvas, custom murals, and pastels on paper.

Take a look at my artwork for sale or reach out to me at my email address (amy@paintloose.com) to get started on a custom commission piece.

Shop My Art Gallery

original acrylic painting for sale

Original Abstract Painting

Check out my collection of acrylics on canvas, murals, and contemporary art

Original Pastels for sale

Pastels & Fine Art

Shop my sale online for original pastels fresh out of the studio

A pic of me just hanging out in the park with my painting

Commission an Original Painting

If you love my style from my original art collection, but don’t see anything that is just right for you, you can order a commission piece, custom made for your interior design. 

I love the ability to work together to discuss colors, size, and the right feeling for your piece.  Contact me now to learn about the process to create an original abstract painting and get the ball rolling. 

Frequently Asked Commission Questions

In general, my prices begin at .60 cents a square inch for an abstract painting on canvas. Once you determine the size you would like you can estimate the cost by multiplying the length by width and multiplying by $0.60 cents. Example: An original abstract art piece that’s on a 20″ x 20″ canvas would cost $240 (20 x 20 x .6) before shipping.

Custom orders will follow these simple steps:

  1. Look for Inspiration – This is the fun part. Start dreaming up the perfect piece for your home decor. Feel free to check out the artwork on my Instagram gallery for ideas or look online for examples from other talented artists. You can also fill out the inquiry form and we can brainstorm ideas together.
  2. Determine The Size – After you have a good idea of the style, start planning out your desired size. Choose from landscape, portrait, or square dimensions and multiply the length by width x .60 cents for an estimate on the price.
  3. Choose a Color Palette – At this point we will schedule an initial call to discuss desired colors and finalize the dimensions for your abstract piece.
  4. Review Progress – As part of the process, I’ll send progress pictures after I have completed the first layer and wait for you to offer feedback. We can adjust the color balance as needed before the final product is finished.
  5. Final Approval – I’ll finish off the painting by adding the final touches. Once it’s complete I’ll sign it on the bottom of the painting and then add a protective gloss to the artwork. Then I will ship off the artwork within 1-2 business days after completing.

Once we have settled on a vision for the piece, it typically takes me anywhere from 10 to 30 business days to complete depending on the complexity of the project.

  • Abstract Painting
  • Pastels
  • Landscapes
  • Large Wall Art
  • Fluid Art
  • Open to Public Art Opportunities

At PAINTloose we always strive to make sure you are 100% satisfied with your purchase. If you are not satisfied with the final product, you are not obligated to pay. I can continue to work with you to make any desired changes before we complete payment and the painting is shipped off.

Yes, for our local buyers you have to option to pick up your original packaging to receive free shipping. We can call or email to determine the best place to meet. Shipping is normally $50 depending on the size of the piece and can take anywhere from 2-5 business days.


Recent Contemporary Art and Abstract Art Paintings

Picture at Amy VanHoy at an art studio

My Story

Abstract Artist in the city of Houston

I’m drawn to layers, texture, bold strokes, and bright color and paint with childlike wonder and freedom, approaching my surfaces as fun spaces to play, experiment, and explore.

Life is serious and hard enough as it is! I want my paintings to brighten up your space and bring you joy.

At The University of Texas at Austin, I double majored in Marketing (my I-hope-I-can-get-a-job-and-pay-my-bills-and-justify-my-expensive-education-degree) and Studio Art (my fun degree).

I teach a Sunday School class at my church, Houston’s First Baptist Church, and love sharing biblical truths.

I shamefully enjoy watching all forms of the Bachelor. Yes, I know, I know. It’s total trash…but I can’t stop. This isn’t something I am proud of, but I feel since we are all so close now I must share it with you.

Would some call me a modern-day renaissance woman? Is that still a thing? I’ll let my viewers decide.

I hope you enjoy checking out my original abstract paintings! Let your walls come to life with an abstract piece today!