Jenny graduated in 2003 from the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at what was originally Okanagan University College in Kelowna. For years after her studies Jenny showed commercially with the Art Ark Gallery in Kelowna where she gained a strong reputation for her abstract portraits. She is currently represented by the Tumbleweed Gallery in Penticton, B.C. and teaches courses in acrylic painting at the Shatford Centre of the Arts.

"My work merges the school of abstract expressionism with the act of portraiture. In doing so, the paint itself is figurative -- it is just as important as the person it is describing. The language of the ground is heated by emotional, instinctual play with the paint, which allows for the figure to be more than an individual caught in time, but an essence of being."

Jenny Long




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