Jan is a versatile Alberta Working Artist. No matter what medium or subject; her expressions of life can be calm, lively, exciting, and colorful. Born and raised in Calgary where her preferred activities were Art and Sports. This is also true today as you will discover with lots of action and excitement in her artwork.
After Western Canada High School she entered the work force, and then a few years later moved to Red Deer where she enrolled in College. After graduating, CKGY/Z99 Radio became her employer for over 20 years as a Creative Writer/Director and Executive Sales Marketer.
Over the years, she has been tutored by several renowned Art Instructors from Canada and the U.S.A., and is also an Art Instructor when time permits. Her work has been displayed at many juried venues including 6 consecutive years at the Edmonton Canadian Finals Pro Rodeo Gallery; Calgary Stampede, Red Deer Museum and numerous other Art Shows and Exhibits throughout Alberta. In 2011 Jan received the Lillian Nunn Scholarship Award for her artistic endeavors.
Her Corporate collectors include the Canadian Rodeo Hall of Fame Ponoka, City of Spruce Grove and Melcor Developments Municipal Art Collection, Wipro and Atco I-Tek of Edmonton, as well as, private collectors in Canada, U.S.A., Mexico, and India.
Jan is a past Secretary of A.C.A.C.A. (Alberta Community Art Clubs Association) and presently holds memberships in The Red Deer Museum & Allied Arts Council, Alberta Society of Artists, Visual Arts Alberta-Carfac, Federation of Canadian Artists Vancouver & Calgary, and the Leighton Centre, Calgary.
In 1990, Jan and her husband Lou Paul moved 30 minutes East of Red Deer to the Haynes area where they built and started their Sage Brush Hills Ranch, which also features a 500 sq. ft. Art Studio. It is a perfect fit for creating art, and has plenty of natural light for viewing. It’s another aspect in the art life of Jan Howden-Paul.