Jan Boydol

Jan Boydol is an artist/nurse living in Calgary, Alberta. Jan worked as an Emergency Nurse in Calgary for 18 years while launching a career in the oil industry. She has worked as a landman for the past 20 years while concurrently pursuing her passion for art and creative writing at the University of Calgary and the Alberta College of Art and Design, as well as pursuing private instruction in photography from several well known Canadian/US photographers.

As well as maintaining her thriving art career, Jan is currently a Creative Wellness Consultant in private practice, and a Research Associate at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Nursing in the research area of Arts in Medicine. She is a founding member of the Creative Arts/Integrative Therapies in Health Group (CAIT), a sessional instructor in Department of Continuing Education -Art for Health / The Creative Journal: Mining the Gold Within, and is currently a candidate for certification in Creative Journal Expressive Arts with Dr. Lucia Capacchione, PhD of Cambria, California.


Jan's evocative paintings are poetic weavings of light, atmosphere and color energy, as she strives to give voice to the spirit, depth, and mystery of our inner and outer landscape. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in Calgary and the US . It can also be found in numerous private and corporate collections. Jan's poetry has been published in several Alberta literary magazines. She is currently working on a book of poetry as well as a book of postcard stories.

Professional memberships include the Writer's Guild of Alberta, The Federation of Canadian Artists, the Creative Arts/Integrative Therapies in Health Care Group, The International Arts in Medicine Association, The Society for Arts in Healthcare and The Calgary Holistic Nurses Association.

Research Interests:

  • Arts in Medicine
  • Creative Arts for Health and Stress Management
  • Creative Journal Expressive Arts

E-mail: valkyrieink@telus.net
Phone: 403-819-1253, Web Site

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