Whimsical Whimsy Artisan
Jack Long grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002. Painting in oils on wood, his work shares a dream like palette with the Northern Renaissance painters Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Hieronymus Bosch . His paintings also draw heavily upon the tradition of storytelling, utilizng motifs and imagery found in mythology and fairytails. Jack says "I feel like people think of their lives in this way, relating moments in their lives to fairytails or mythology. My paintings have grown out of this, they illustrate how deeply rooted in storytelling, mythology and mysticism our lives are." After living in Providence, RI for many years, Jack recently moved to Los Angeles, CA. Aside from his fine art work, he is also at work on a Childrens Book project with his brother Rob.