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 and has shown in various galleries including in Santa Fe, NM. April has been featured in a variety of publications and television news programs for her artwork which include Phoenix Home and Garden, Images Magazine, Voyage Magazine, Scottsdale’s Foothills Focus, The Arizona Republic, PBS Horizon Arizona, Phoenix People, The Barking Beast San Diego and many local NBC, FOX and ABC news programs. She is also one of the co-founders of the ever growing “Art on the Wild Side” program at the Phoenix Zoo and works to fundraise with the Africa Foundation to build school kitchens in rural areas of Africa. April has many collectors both national and abroad. She resides in Central Phoenix, Arizona with a small group of rescue animals.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2021 Howland Studios Gallery
  • 2018 AZ Foothills Best Local Artist Scottsdale, AZ
  • 2017 Beals & Co Gallery Santa Fe, NM
  • 2016 Howland Studios Gallery Phoenix, AZ
  • 2015 Beals & Co Gallery Santa Fe, NM
  • 2015 180 Degrees Gallery Phoenix, AZ
  • 2013 Made in Arizona Phoenix, AZ
  • 2012 Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival Cave Creek, AZ

Group Exhibitions

  • 2021 Group Show The Mayo Clinic Phoenix, AZ
  • 2019 Group Show The Phoenix Zoo “Art on the Wild Side” Phoenix, AZ
  • 2018 Group Show El Pedregal Cave Creek, AZ
  • 2018 Fundraiser and Art Show April Howland and Africa Foundation Scottsdale, AZ
  • 2018 SAACA MRA Associates Gallery Opening Phoenix, AZ
  • 2017 Armageddon First Studio Phoenix, AZ
  • 2017 Man’s Best Friend Fearless Art Gallery Cave Creek, AZ
  • 2016 Art of the Horse Beals & Co Gallery, Hipico Santa Fe, NM
  • 2014 Animal Essence Downtown Phoenix Ambassadors Gallery Phoenix, AZ
  • 2014 Wild Outside Gallery Five18 Boise, ID
  • 2013 Group Reception The Black Cat White Dog Gallery Denver, CO
  • 2013 Artwalk the Dog Calvin Charles Gallery Scottsdale, AZ
  • 2012 Group Show AZ Attorney General’s Phoenix, AZ
  • 2012 State Finalist Show RAWards Phoenix, AZ
  • 2012 African Show Arizona Art Alliance Gallery Scottsdale, AZ

Professional Collaborations

  • 2019-Current Art Committee for Phoenix Zoo Art on the Wild Side, Phoenix, AZ
  • 2019 Phoenix Zoo Arts Exhibit Program, Phoenix, AZ
  • 2018 Africa Foundation Kitchen Fund Raiser, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 2018 Southwest Wildlife Conservation Howl at the Moon Wolf Fund Raiser, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 2017 Beals & Co Gallery Resort Art, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2015 180 Degrees Gallery Cars & Dogs Gallery Show, Phoenix, AZ

Howland Studios Gallery – Phoenix AZ

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