Passionate Painer Podcast Episode 16: Painter Chris Long on Forging Your Own Trail and Living an Authentic Life as a Successful Artist
This week I had the privilege of speaking with painter Chris Long, whose gorgeous work I discovered on
Born and raised in CT, Long earned a degree from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Art in 2000. After several years of exhibiting and teaching figurative sculpture throughout New England, he took to the road in an RV with his family in 2008. After a couple of years of traveling, he had the impulse to switch mediums (which prior to this point he vehemently avoided) and started painting and selling his work in New Orleans at the French Market and on Frenchmen Street.
He currently paints from the iPhone photos his wife takes as they travel across the country.
Hi Caroline, I really enjoyed this interview, and hearing about Chris’ journey and process. This is the first of your podcasts that I have listened to, and I loved it! I thought I heard you say that you would take notes for us because mostly we listen when we are busy (so true). Where will I find these? I am so interested in the paint colours that he uses.
Thanks Claudia Treagus
Thanks, Claudia, great to hear from you! This shownotes page is where you’ll find any notes on links mentioned on the show, but you can connect with Chris to ask about the paint colors via instagram or the website link:
As a oil painter looking to go full time as a daily painter I can relate. Very interesting and valuable insight. Thank you!
Thank you, Meredith, I can completely relate, too. So glad to have you with us!
Thanks, Meredith! I’m so glad it resonated. Many of us are struggling through the messy middle of transition, including me. I will definitely bring as many helpful “tips” as I can to the show about it. So glad you’re with us!
Great insight to Long’s process! Thank you for being open about how you view your own work and how you have grown as a painter.
Thank you, Dana, I’m so glad you enjoyed the interview, and to have you listening. Chris is a remarkable artist. His paintings and work ethic inspire me every day. Please keep the comments coming. This show is for my listeners, so let me know if there’s anyone or any topic you’d like to hear about.