Christine Long « Back to Studio ArtistsOil painter
Location: Suite 3-109
In 2007, Christine retired after 37 years as a critical care nurse to pursue a second career as an artist. She paints realistic portraits, still lifes, and landscapes. In her work, Christine explores the dynamic interplay of light/dark and near/far to enable the viewer to feel he could enter the painting as a participant rather than a viewer.
Since 1996, she has studied the classical academic approach to oil painting with national artist Frank Covino. This training teaches proper preparation of the support, careful drawing of the subject with attention to the rules of dominance and the use of the golden mean, full oil underpainting of a value study in either blue-gray, gray-green, or gray, and overpainting in opaque paints and glazes. Christine also restores 19th – 20th century oil paintings and frames.
Christine is a member of the Sertoma Portrait group, the Sertoma Painters group, and The Visual Art Exchange. She participated in the Duke Art Show from 1997 – 2006 and received a Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence each year. In 1998, her painting after Reni’s “Joseph and the Christ Child” was voted Best of Show by the audience. In 2008, two of her paintings were juried into the V.A.E. Emulous show and one painting received an Honorable Mention. Her paintings hang in private collections in North Carolina and Virginia.