I was born in Ottawa, Ontario. But I moved many times throughout my life both as a child and as an adult both in Canada and overseas. Fortunately, I had great parents who exposed me to whatever arts and cultures were around us at the time. My early exposures to galleries, museums, and people from other cultures informed my studies and art later in life.
I developed a passion for archaeology early on and did my undergraduate degree in Canada. I then enjoyed the University of London in the UK for my post graduate work.
My employment history has been equally varied. I have worked in universities, a museum and taught English as a second language. I have worked as a market researcher to establish a science centre and spent a decade in the finance sector. I then became Executive Director for a not-for-profit agency helping families cope with parenting issues and women’s mental health.
Then in 2004 I became very ill with MS. It was a forced immediate retirement and the beginning of a long journey to rewire my brain and body.
That’s how the painting started leading us up to today…so welcome to my website! I hope you enjoy it and see something you like.
Christine Long 2021
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
2020: Art by the Yard for Art TrendZ, Mississauga with sponsorship from the MAC
2019: Art TrendZ Exhibition Central Library, City of Mississauga.
2019: Curated Art TrendZ 2-day event at Mississauga Waterfront Festival in Port Credit, Ontario.
2018: Art TrendZ presents Creative Conversions with Lila Lewis Irving
2018: Mississauga Arts Council Members Show, Heritage Mississauga
2018: Artusiasm Gallery, Toronto, ArtTrendZ Group Show, Calcutta to Canada, Curated show
2018: Pixie Blue Gallery, Port Credit, Art: Is It? Curated show
2018: VAM Annual Members Show and Sale, Mississauga, Curated show
2018: Permanent Collection, Clarkson Community Church, Mississauga
2017: Art TrendZ Group Show, VAM, Mississauga, Muse-150, Curated show
2017: Friends of Joshua Creek Art Centre Show (Juried), Oakville
2017: Artusiasm Gallery, Toronto Curated show
2017: VAM Annual Members Show and Sale, Mississauga, Juried Show
2016: Winter Interlude, VAM, Mississauga. Curated Show
2016: Artists of Halton and Peel, Juried Show, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, Curated Show
2015: Artists of Halton and Peel, Juried show, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville, Curated Show
2015: Annual Members Show and Sale, VAM Mississauga. Curated show
2014: Sybil’s Choice Exhibition, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville. Curated Show
2013: Artists of Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre Juried show, Oakville, Ontario. Curated Show
2012: Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre Members Juried Show, Curated show
2011: Friends of Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville. Curated Show
2010: ArtTrax Gallery, Mississauga.
Art Public Presentations
2018: Guest Panelist: Art in Everyday Life-Mental Well-Being Symposium, Mississauga
2017: Guest Artist: Live Painting, Chartwell Baptist Church Clarkson, Mississauga
2019 Community Grant, Mississauga Waterfront Festival for Art TrendZ: An Artists’ Collective
2015: Co-curated show: Amice Calverley: A Life and Legacy, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville
2010: Co-curated Artists Café at Chartwell Baptist Church Clarkson, Mississauga.
2009: Co-curated Artists Café at Chartwell Baptist Church Clarkson, Mississauga
2019 Art TrendZ at The Mississauga Waterfront Festival, Port Credit, ON. We engaged the public to create various art projects over two days.
Art TrendZ: An Artists’ Collective (co-founder)
Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville
Mississauga Arts Council
2019 Marty Award for Emerged Artist, Mississauga, ON
2002 Halton Woman of the Year, Oakville, ON
2000 Mary Neville Award, Mississauga, ON