Long Studios showcases the portfolio and artwork of Canadian artist Christen Long.
Christen’s Artist Statement:
I am an artist, illustrator, and graphic designer specializing in animals and landscape paintings. I grew up on the West Coast of British Columbia and currently live in Edmonton, Alberta.
My technological savvy comes from a B.A. in Television Arts and a professional background in television and animation. I worked for Global News as a Television Graphic Artist and have been an art instructor for the past 2 years.
I enjoy working with acrylics and some mixed media, primarily because I like the diversity of acrylic paint. I can pretty much paint on anything and build up as many layers as I like. Sometimes I cheat with a blow-dryer for even quicker dry times.
My inspiration came from growing up around animals and the beautiful land of the West Coast. I enjoy portraying cats because they are playful, friendly, and yet always have a bit of mysteriousness in them no matter what they are doing. I study animals in different situations and poses, but I also like the challenge of painting other subjects such as landscapes, the ocean, people, and seasonal paintings.
I am currently working on a number of private commissioned paintings.