About the Artist


     I have been dabbling in oil paints for most of my adult life and have had the opportunity to study under some wonderful artists.  I found my passion for portrait painting when I attended a workshop in my hometown of Winston-Salem, NC.   I love to paint children and capture their intense interest in the world around them.   Life is short and each moment is so precious that a portrait of a loved one will always be cherished.  My desire as a portrait artist is to capture that small moment in time and preserve the memory in a way that will create joy for years to come.

    I believe all art should have a personal meaning if we are going to hang it in our midst!  I would love to discuss any subject matter that you have in mind for yourself or as a gift.  If you wish to meet with me, please call or email me  for an appointment.  

email   nanettelong@pcstriad.com

 Testimonial:  " ....thank you for doing such a wonderful job.  My husband adores that painting and so many people have complimented me on it.  
You are truly an amazing talent and I hope you are painting for years and years to come.   One of these days (when she is a little older), 
I would love for you to do a portrait of my grand-daughter.  I can't imagine a more priceless gift."