Barry Shields makes direct plein air work (outdoors) in the gouache-painting medium. Barry grew up in the Pittsburgh area and received his degree in fine arts from The Philadelphia College of Art. His Masters degree in Art Teaching is from Carnegie Mellon University. Barry has been in many exhibitions in western Pennsylvania. His work is in private and corporate collections. He is delighted to be helping drawing and painting students at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, and to increasing the course offerings in the studio arts. Mr. Shields is the contact for students interested in Studio Arts.