Rhonda Shelford Jansen was born and raised in Alaska and is of Alaska Native descent. She currently resides in Mukilteo, Washington
and still spends considerable time in Alaska.
She has been painting and drawing since she was a child and first studied under pioneer Alaskan artist Toby Tyler and her Aleut (Unangan) Grandmother, Lydia Resoff Shelford.
She also studied art in college while majoring in Business.
She has been in and around the fishing industry her entire life while living in Homer,
Kodiak, Dutch Harbor, and the Pacific Northwest. She comes from a long line of pioneer, Alaskan fishermen and her husband and youngest son continue that tradition.
Painting and photographing nautical scenes and Native culture is a perfect fit
and comprises most of Rhonda's work.
She has illustrated three books: Unigkuat - Kodiak Alutiiq Legends, Alaska Sea Escapes, and Buttons and does shows in Alaska and occasionally in Washington.
You can follow her art and photography on Instagram @rsjartist and on Facebook @rhondashelfordjansenart
Rhonda sells originals and museum quality canvas giclees on this website and sells heavy art paper, archival, giclees and standard prints of her paintings and photography at www.rhondashelfordjansenart.com
Rhonda is an original shareholder of the Aleut Corporation, a descendant shareholder of CIRI and a member of the Ninilchik Tribe. She is listed in the Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Board
The listings are by State of residency, not by Native blood.
She is available for commissions.