Jenny graduated in 2003 from the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at what originally was Okanagan University College in Kelowna, B.C. Before her studies at OUC, Long lived in Denmark for a year as a Rotary exchange student, which allowed her the opportunity to absorb a foreign culture and in traveling, realized her desire for visual expression.
For years after her studies Long showed commercially with the Art Ark Gallery in Kelowna where she gained a strong reputation for her abstract portraits. A series of steady private and public commissions followed, including local haunts like Salty’s Beach House and the Hooded Merganser, Penticton, B.C.
Another highlight was being commissioned by the South Okanagan Events Centre to create a portrait of John Mellencamp to give to the artist himself in 2012.
Her passion for painting extends to her students she teaches through the Okanagan School of the Arts, which began in 2008 and has led to a beautiful partnership that continues today.
Jenny also currently shows and works as a member in Art House Penticton.
Jenny lives in Penticton with their two young children.