Hi everyone! My name is Haze Long and I am an artist living in Malaysia. It’s been an interesting journey by far. I wasn’t always an artist and it was a surprise to me that I turned out to be one.
I was best known as a makeup artist in my previous blog. I’ve done crazy things like putting sugar on my face and putting makeup on myself until I look like Keira Knightley. The old blog is still alive for nostalgia's sake. I’ve ported the blog over to this current domain. You can look at the retro oldies in Beauty Tutorials section.
Web Developer & Designer
I used to be the first and only Blog Designer in Malaysia. I have wrapped over 30 jobs for blog and web design in the first year. Maths and logic holds the greatest fascination for me. Web design and development gave me the opportunity to be both artist & geek. I still occasionally code and design, but not for clients anymore.
I co-founded Paintlust together with Vinn Pang in 2011. It is called super wonderful loot, or Swoot Creative for short.We were doing prints, design, web development, wall murals, 3D and social media marketing. In 2013, the journey for us ended.
I founded Art Misfits in 2013 with the aim of creating crazy awesome art on walls and to improve the local art industry. Art Misfits has since been the industry leader in mural & illusion art creation. We’ve even scored in the top 10% of Cradlefund’s Coach & Grow Programme in 2014.Please check out artmisfits.com for the latest updates.
Speed Painter | Fine Artist
In 2015, I took a step back from Art Misfits and focused on my speed painting career & my own fine art. With the help of my team, I've became renowned as the speed painter who can paint a different visual each performance. I focused on performing with my rotating easel and can speed paint up to 2 paintings at once! You can see my profile over at MalaysiaSpeedPainter.com
After years of heeding the direction of the clients we’ve work for in Art Misfits, I was happy to start creating what I want, instead of what others want. Armed with my previous experience, I set out to create fine art for the mass market.
GoJyu5 Art Shop
I founded GoJyu5 Art Shop in 2017. The shop was located at Publika's Art Row, it was a temporary lease specially targeted at artists. During the tenancy, I curated up to 8 local maker's brands, hoping to promote art and the joy of retail. It was a joyous and wonderful journey for all of us involved.
First Solo Art Exhibition
2017 was an amazing year for me. My instagram suddenly grew in popularity and I held my first ever solo exhibition in Hotel Jen, Penang. My solo exhibition was officiated by the current Malaysia's Minister of Finance. I speed painted for him during the opening night and the video was shared in his Facebook page, resulting in my facebook page jumping in followers as well.
YouTube Channel Launch
In 2019, I've decided to give back to the community of artists by uploading tutorials up to my Youtube Channel. Surprisingly, it was my digital portrait tutorials that was appreciated by the netizens. Since then, I've kept all my education resources free and easy to access by everyone. The overwhelming response and support kept me going until today.