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Shirley de Long

 (born 1936)
Shirley de Long is active/lives in North Carolina.  Shirley de Long is known for landscape, still life.

Biography   Shirley de Long

Shirley de Long, a lifetime real estate agent, has made a major career change after 33 years of designing and building houses, and selling commercial and residential real estate. "I've always told people, 'I sell real estate to support my habit,'" she said. Her "habit" is painting, a passion she has kept on the back burner for at least 30 years.

de Long's love of art began as busy work, a way to keep an 11-year-old occupied and not underfoot. "My mother apparently didn't believe in me being idle," she said. "She thought I didn't have enough to do or I was always into things, so she bought me art supplies - sketch pads, pens, charcoal pencils - and sewing machines. I could do that type of thing and keep myself busy. It was a breeze f   ...  Displaying 750 of 2193 characters.

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