Featured Artist – Jan Shield

I want to bring to light works created by Jan Shield as my featured Artist this week. Jan Shield is a multidimensional artist living out in the Newberg area of Oregon (Southwest of Portland). He taught at Pacific University for over 40 years and now is enjoying retirement at his self made Forest Preserve called the Dancing Trees Sanctuary. I’ve been out to his place several times to photograph the various art that he’s created. Besides getting to sample some delicious vegetables out of his garden, I get to see works he’s created out of clay, wood carvings, and acrylic on canvas. This week’s featured artist is truly an artist with any varied talents.

I’m excited to announced that Jan’s being represented by a new gallery out on the Oregon Coast. The Fairweather House and Garden gallery in Seaside, OR is the new gallery representing Jan Shield. There’s a new opening coming up on Sept 6th at the Fairweather Gallery too. He’s still represented by the Portland Art Museum’s Rental Sales Gallery as well as the River Sea Gallery in Astoria, OR. So plenty of opportunities to see this magnificent artist.

I wanted to feature Jan’s pieces in clay that he’s created, pictured above. These pieces are created in raku and oxidation. Then, for my 5th image here, there’s one new acrylic on canvas dyptych to check out. I hope you like this week’s featured artist. Click the rating button above or comment below. I appreciate your taking the time to check out this photo blog this week.

Be sure to visit here every Tuesday for more information about the artists that I am fortunate enough to photograph on a regular basis. If you’d like to be featured here contact me via email at kindmuse@gmail.com.

On Thursdays I will typically feature a photo essay of images created by other photographers that I’ve come across online somewhere and enjoyed.

You can also stop by on Saturdays to see original Fine Art Photography created by me in my travels around Portland, OR and abroad.




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