V.E. Long on Mixed Media, Monotypes & Assemblage

At Chandon recently, I not only sampled some fabulous (albeit small) oysters with a medium bodied Pinot Noir (wasn’t in for the bubbly), but I also discovered a new artist named V.E. Long.

I was drawn to her work immediately and while I would have normally snatched one up, I felt that the prices were high, particularly for the venue, the general overall location and where she stands on the worldwide recognition scale. So unfortunately I’m ‘sans’ any of her work but she is worth a look. I really love her use of color, brush strokes and perception of brush strokes.

V.E. (Vicki) studied with Paul Wonner while earning her master’s degree and her recent work includes the figure, exotic florals and the “trees” series, all which are depicted in painting and monotype. She is also currently producing assemblages and wood sculpture. Paintings that were being shown at Chandon included a lot of mixed media. My favorite below. Other paintings can be found here.

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