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Chevalier David Jansen MDA

Chevalier David Jansen MDA is a professional artist and educator from Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. David studied chemistry in Cal Poly University, and later began working within the family painting business developing new types of acrylic paints for all genre artists. In 1997, he and his wife Martha opened the Jansen Art Studio with the goal of developing new generation, non toxic art materials while preserving the symbolism and techniques of older decorative and artistic styles of painting. David received a degree of Certified Decorative Artist in 1987 and Master Decorative Artist in 1990. He has also received the Gold Medal from the Korean Society of Decorative Artists, and was knighted by the French government (Chevalier) in 2007 for his work in preserving the history and traditions of the arts.  

David has painted for many private collections including the White House collection and the Smithsonian. Together, David and his wife Martha have traveled over 1 million miles, throughout Asia, Australia, South and North America and Europe, teaching new methods of painting while preserving the history and techniques of the historical styles.   In 2008 the Jansen Art Studio combined with Matisse Derivan from Australia to develop Heritage Acrylics, a non-toxic acrylic paint system that works like oils. This system is not only non- toxic, but also green, and the only paint system he uses for his work. David currently paints and teaches at the Jansen Art Studio in Pennsylvania as well as several other countries with his wife Martha and daughter Jessica. He can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Jessica Jansen

Jessica is an artist and painting teacher living in Ironville, PA. She grew up in the creative world of Decorative Art and loves all styles of painting. Jessica believes that studying a variety of techniques is vital for building a strong brush and understanding the use of color. Her intensive research of Norwegian Rosemaling has strongly influenced her design style and personal aesthetic. Other painting interests include portraiture, floral, and watercolor variations. With a family history of paint manufacturing, Jessica recognizes the importance of understanding artist materials for successful techniques and the longevity of an artwork. She embraces the entire cycle of art making- from building the surface, to knowing the materials, to completing a finished painting. She is in the process of finishing her BFA in painting. Jessica has been teaching classes domestically and internationally since 2013.



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