About Jan

Me and Macy, my haflinger.

I want my art to honor the animal. I truly believe animals are gifts. How we love, protect, and interact with them should all be done out of respect and honor of what they are. I aim to show emotion in my portraits: whether it’s a certain pose, a look, or a moment in time, I strive to show personality and uniqueness.This is what drives me to paint.

I have loved animals all my life, and I have always strived to build relationships with all the animals that have entered it. The bond of trust and kindness is of utmost importance in forging relationships with animals. Nothing makes me happier than to call my horses in from the pasture and to see Macy and Joseph come running in to greet me, leaving the lush grass for another time.


Jan Arbogast

Dog-Eared Portraits