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When I am painting my visions of the world I am filled with gratitude for everybody and everything. I transform paint into abundant light filled with energy and life. My goal is to awaken in the viewer a feeling of extraordinary awareness.

My figurative landscapes are painted directly from life working with my French easel outdoors. I am compelled toward the more complex compositional conditions creating the illusion of three-dimensional space. When I paint a formal portrait using a photograph as a reference each brushstroke embellishes the person’s characteristics with emotional empathy. 

I am an academically trained artist painting since my youth. My subjects range from the classic figurative landscape tradition to formal portraiture. I accept commissioned portraits and landscapes and create giclee canvas prints of my original oil paintings. My portfolio website is garymlongartist.com. My professional teaching website is seeingmindfully.com

“Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness.” ~ Anni Albers

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