April Howland has been been a professional artist for over 20 years. After studying under a wonderful art mentor in Sedona, Arizona and receiving her degree, she sought out various acclaimed artists and instructors and began honing her fine art skills.

Inspired by nature and animals, April’s primary focus remains steady in her thriving wildlife series and domestic animal portrait business. As she travels the globe from Alaska to Africa for inspiration, April’s eye for composition and design combined with her love of color enables her to create rich and unique art pieces. Her one of a kind style is a successful blend of contemporary and realism. She uses a variety of materials to accomplish her works but her methodology remains consistent.

April’s works have been in a number of juried shows. She has been a guest artist in various galleries and is now represented by Santa Fe Exports and Beals & Co. in Santa Fe. April has been featured in a variety of publications and television news programs for her artwork which include Phoenix People, The Barking Beast San Diego, Scottsdale’s Foothills Focus, The Arizona Republic, PBS Horizon Arizona, and many local NBC, FOX and ABC news programs. April has many collectors both national and abroad. She resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband Glen, her son Coleton, and a small group of rescue animals.

  • AZ Society Magazine – “Timely Tidbits” & “Compassion with Fashion” – 5/2010
  • Channel 12 – “Pet-Owner Look Alike Contest” – 10/2010
  • The Arizona Republic – “Petique Grand Opening” – 2010
  • Channel 12 “The Valley Dish” Humane Society Spot – 2/2011
  • The Phoenix Business Journal – “Pet Industry Booming..” – 6/2011
  • Channel 15 – Art Interview – 10/2012
  • The Arizona Republic Story – Calvin Charles Gallery, Howland Studios, and Halo Animal Rescue Benefit” – 12/2012
  • RAWards – State Finalist – 2012
  • PBS Horizon – “Scottsdale’s Artwalk the Dog” & Calvin Charles Feature – 10/2013
  • The Foothills Focus – “April Howland: Animal portrait art that gives back” – 9/2014
  • Western Art Collector: “State of the Art, Arizona” – 1/2014
  • Phoenix People – “April Howland: Painter and Founder of Howland Studios” – 5/2015

Agent Representation by Santa Fe Exports/Beals & Co

Coco Milano’s Gallery – Mesa AZ

"To me, each piece of art is a BEAUTIFUL learning experience with amazing shapes and tones."