Versatile Artist Jan Howden-Paul

Her expressions of life can be calm, lively, exciting, and colorful. She chooses from a wide spectrum of subject matter including, people, animals, flowers, land, and sea; while creating in realism and expressionism. Watercolors, Oils, and Acrylics are her preferred mediums. Venues that Jan has been involved in are Canadian Finals Pro Rodeo Gallery, Calgary Stampede Showcase, Red Deer Museum, Lacombe Art Show and many others. Corporate collectors include Canadian Rodeo Hall of Fame Ponoka, City of Spruce Grove/Melcor Developments Municipal Art Collection, and Edmonton Atco, and Wipro I-Tek.


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  1. Stampede Excitement
    Stampede Excitement

Stampede Excitement 

Stampede Excitement started with a previous experimental painting I did from my own photograph titled 'Winning Combination'.  I was so intrigued with the process of watercolour paint striking the thin handmade straw fiber paper that the excitement seemed to jump off my brush while recreating it. 

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  1. Forest Glow
    Forest Glow

Forest Glow

My inspiration for Forest Glow Came from thoughts of the numerous fires that plague Western Canada and USA during the summer seasons. Some years are worse than others, but with people and lightening, there is always a chance of more. It’s my inner senses that brought my thoughts to light on paper through water media.
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Jan Howden-Paul 
Jan is a versatile Alberta Working Artist. No matter what medium or subject, her expressions of life can be calm, lively, exciting, and colourful. Born and raised in Calgary where her preferred activities were Art and Sports. This is also true today as you will discover 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, and Federation of Canadian Artists Vancouver.

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.
  1. Solo Exhibitions


    2017 Westerner Days, Invitational Art Booth, Red Deer, Alberta
    2007 Donalda Museum Art Gallery;
    2006 Spruce Grove Allied Arts Centre;
    1999 to 2003 Private Show & Sale my Sage Brush Hills Studio
    2005 to 2006 Michaels of Canada, Red Deer, Saturday Art Instructor
    1980 to 2002 CKGY/Z99 Radio Stations, Red Deer, Account Executive Marketer and Creative Writer
    Corporate & Individual Collectors
    Atco I-Tek, Edmonton;
    Melcor Developments & City of Spruce Grove partners in Spruce Grove City Hall Art Display;
    Popiel's Restaurant, Coleman Ab;
    Wolf Creek Cabinets Ltd., Lacombe;
    Numerous art pieces in various areas of Canada, U.S.A., Mexico, and India.
    Commissions & Bibliographies:
    I have created many commissions and attained various articles on local media over the years. Lists are available.


    2011 Jan received the Lillian Nunn Scholarship Award for her artistic endeavors.
  2. Professional Affiliations

    Art Education

    1999 to present Red Deer Allied Arts Council, Red Deer
    2004 to present Visual Arts Alberta Association, Edmonton
    2005 to present Alberta Society of Artists, Edmonton
    2005 to present Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery, Red Deer
    2006 to present Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver
    2007 to 2017 Leighton Art Centre, South of Calgary
    2003 to 2013 Alberta Community Art Clubs Association, past board of Directors
    2005 to 2008 N.W. Watercolor Society, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
    2006 to 2008 Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour
    2012 & 2009 Jean Pederson, Red Deer College Series
    2006 Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Symposium, University of Calgary
    2005 Jean Pederson, Portraiture, in Calgary
    2005 Eileen Raucher-Sutton, Learning from the Masters, Sherwood Park
    2004 Less Graff, Marketing for Artists, Edmonton
    2004 Robert Sinclair, Artist Seminar, Edmonton
    2004 Dan Power, Photographing Your Art Work, Edmonton
    2003 Marg Cary from New York, Chinese Brush Painting, Red Deer
    2002 Robert Kelly, Watercolour Workshop, Calgary
    2002 Glenda Beaver, Watercolour Workshop, Red Deer
    2001 Kathy Braitenbach, Portraiture Drawing, Red Deer
    2000 - 2001 Susan Woolgar, Watercolour classes, Red Deer
    2000 Isabel Hunt-Johnston, Watercolour Figures & Still Life, Red Deer College Series
    General Art Classes throughout School, and self-taught through Art Books, Magazines and experimentation.
  3. Exhibitions

    ​​​2015/2017 Rotary Club High River Cancer Fund Raiser
    2012 Chestemere City Art Show & Sale
    2010 Canadian Supreme Western Marketplace, Westerner, Red Deer
    2009 Western Spirit Duo Show, Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery
    2009/07/06/05/04 Alberta Community Art Clubs Assoc., Central Alberta Zone Shows, Various Alberta locations.
    2009/08/07/06/05 Canadian Finals Rodeo Art Gallery, Juried Show & Sale, Northlands, Edmonton
    2008/07/06/05/04 Ponoka Stampede Art Show & Sale, Juried, Ponoka
    2008 Calgary Stampede Silent Auction, Juried, Calgary
    2007 Calgary Stampede Artist Window, Juried by F.C.A., Calgary
    2006/05/04 Red Deer Allied Arts Show & Sale, Open Competition, Red Deer
    2006/05/04/03/02 Lacombe Juried Art Show & Sale, Lacombe
    2006/05/04 Diversity 100, Visual Arts Alberta Association, Juried Show & Sale, Edmonton
    2006/05/04/03/02/01/00/1999 Red Deer Allied Arts Council Juried Show & Sale, Red Deer
    2005 Alberta Arts Interactive, participated as a Demonstrator, & entered into the Juried Show & Sale
    2003 Spruce Meadows Art O'Canada Show & Sale, Calgary
    2002 Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery, 2 shows with Red Deer Art Club
    Louis Lavois’ Juried Mosaic Mural Participation
    2008 The Horse Gift with my Tough Enough to Wear Pink original
    2005 Alberta/Saskatchewan Centennial Mosaic Mural with my two original portraits, Mayorthorpe Four Fallen Officers, and Country Music Artist, Lou Paul.

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Impressionistic & Abstract

Rodeo & Country Spirit

Florals & Scapes

People & Portraits

  1. Energy At Dusk
    Energy At Dusk
  2. Ernie Marshal
    Ernie Marshal
    Pro Rodeo Clown & Barrelman
  3. Irises In Color
    Irises In Color
  4. No Tears Left
    No Tears Left
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