Jan Boydol is Calgary based photographer/ mixed media artist/ professional writer whose passion for visual imagery, story and travel has taken her to many exotic parts of the world in her 35 years as a visual story teller.
Jan worked as an Emergency Nurse for two decades before launching a successful career in the oil industry. She has pursued her passion for art and creative writing through studies at the University of Calgary and Alberta College of Art and Design, as well as private instruction/workshops in photography from several internationally known US / Canadian photographers, including Paul Caponigro, Joe Englander. Bruce Barnbaum, Jay Dusard, Sherman Hines, Courtney Milne, Roy Andersen and Stephen Murphy.
In addition to her thriving art career, Jan is the founder of the Valkyrie Center for Creative Wellness, a founding member of the Creative Arts/Integrative Therapies in Health Group (CAIT) at the University of Calgary, and an instructor in Creative Journal Expressive Arts.
Jan’s images have been exhibited in galleries in Alberta and US. Her work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections. Jan’s poetry has been published in several Alberta literary magazines, a University of Calgary anthology called “ Writing the Terrain” and a chapbook called “Toward The Light” a journal of Reflective Word & Image.Current projects include a series of portfolio chapbooks which combine images and poetry.
The Federation of Canadian Artists
The Writer’s Guild of Alberta