Vicki Long received her B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an M.F.A. from California State University, Long Beach. After studying with Paul Wonner, one of the original Bay Area Figurative artists, she is regarded as a third generation figurative artist. She is influenced by the work of Richard Diebenkorn, Manual Neri, Nathan Olivera, and David Park. Vicki creates her art in her Napa Valley studio.