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Sharon Long


Sharon Long is an international, fine art watercolorist, instructor, and publisher who has lived in Destin, FL for over 31 years. She began developing her creative talents in childhood and now brings her years of experience to her students and collectors. Sharon has traveled extensively providing watercolor workshops throughout the Country.

Her passion and love of art began with oils and she later experimented with other mediums however she has a true passion for watercolor and acrylics. Her unique style uses rich, vivid colors that give her paintings the visual depth that she loved from oils but with the glow of watercolor.

Drawing on knowledge and skills gained from diverse instructors, Sharon’s watercolor techniques were perfected with her husband, watercolor artist Robert Long. In 1989, Sharon and Robert settled in Destin, Florida where they opened a retail art supply store and studio, teaching hundreds of clients their valuable watercolor techniques until Robert’s death in 2008. Their influence was further extended by the creation of an Internet web site and online art product store which Sharon continues to operate. The site offers original works, prints, her instruction books and videos as well as her custom designed art products including their unique palette, palette knife, and brushes.

Carrying on the tradition since her husband’s passing, and drawing on her extensive knowledge in watercolor techniques, Sharon has created several unique instructional materials on painting with watercolor including instructional videos, and now online lessons that are spreading her knowledge and techniques worldwide. Sharon's innovative teaching style, easy to follow lesson; and great materials make even the novice painter feel that they can create their own beautiful paintings with a little help from her.

Sharon Long’s work is displayed in Gulf Coast Galleries from Florida to Mississippi, and in international, private and corporate collections. She is a member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the Louisiana Watercolor Society, the Florida Watercolor Society, and many local art associations including the Cultural Artist Alliance of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

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