Susan H. Long graduated from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and worked as an art director in South Florida. During her years in advertising, she spent weekends pursuing her true love: painting and photographing birds, wildlife and domestic animals.
After working in watercolor for many years, she began using pastel and found this to be a perfect medium for rendering animals. She has created paintings and graphics for non profit organizations including: the Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach, Far East Help Foundation, Cats Exclusive and the Wildlife Care Center in South Florida, Mid Florida Sheltie Rescue in Orlando and Save the Florida Panther in Tampa. Her paintings and portraits are in private collections throughout the country.
Her paintings won first and second place (2005-2006) in the Loxahatchee Visions Art Competition at the Arthur C. Marshall National Wildlife Refuge. In 2007 and 2009, she received awards for her pastel work in The National Purina Art Show at the Dog Show and was the poster artist for the 2010 Winter Park Doggie Art Festival. In 2018, won an Honorable Mention in Pastel Journal's 19th Annual Pastel 100 Best of the Best competition.
Susan lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband and their three dogs.
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