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Jan ShieldJan Shield grew up in a family of artists and has been painting and sculpting all of his life. He is a Professor of Art at Pacific University, Forest Grove where he has been teaching since 1971. Mr. Shield's works are included in corporate, public, and private collections across the country including New York. He has exhibited widely throughout the Pacific Northwest in one and two person shows, invitational's, and juried group shows. Galleries where his works have been represented include: Lawrence Gallery, River Sea Gallery, Astoria; White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach; and Rental Sales Gallery PAM, Portland.

Through his paintings, prints, murals, and sculpture, Jan shares his deep regard for the most western regions of the United States, particularly Oregon, Hawaii, Japan, China, Australia, and the Pacific Rim. His paintings especially are a comment on Naturalism and symbolism. Other paintings and three-dimensional forms let the viewer feel the power, richness, and substance he discovers in nature through a more abstract style of expression.

Mr. Shield's studio is located here at Dancing Trees Sanctuary For The Arts. Jan is available by appointment to discuss the sale or commission of his work as well as corporate art consultation and permanent collections placement.