Cheryl Renee Long

I am a true Washington State, USA native. My early years were spent at my grandparent’s small farm in the Skagit Valley, Washington. My love for animals and nature began with farm animals. As a small child I was delighted with the calves, chicken, and baby pigs. I started painting the giant cedars, the Puget Sound and the Wenatchee River by age twelve. I currently live and work in Ellensburg, Washington. My primary subjects are landscapes, birds and florals. My art reflects my fascination with birds, especially raptors. I am attracted to landscapes that feel sacred to me. My art shows beauty but my intent is also political. We must preserve what we love. I paint the bare bones and colors of deserts and canyons. I only paint places, plants and animals that I have experienced first-hand. In my art I try to help others to see the fragile, sacred beauty in nature that is still left to be preserved. I am a two-time breast cancer survivor and I live in gratitude to be alive. A brush with a serious illness motivates me to teach and inspire others. My art influences include Georgia O’Keefe, Wolf Kahn, and Jean Dobie. I am an artist/educator and it is my great joy to teach watercolor classes and workshops. I offer public speaking on art related topics such as ART SAVES LIVES. I can be reached at You are invited to see more of my art at

Northern Goshawk
watercolor, 11 x 14 inches

Sunflower, Standing With Ukraine
watercolor, 9.5 x 11 inches

Red Tailed Hawk
watercolor, 11 x 29 inches