Nena Howell, an emerging artist working in Eastern Washington, creates contemporary figurative oil paintings that combine her Tlingit Indian and Ukrainian roots. She brings movement to every canvas and is guided by a reverence for her Tlingit formline and ancestral rhythms that enliven her brushes and oils with a sense of abundance, wellness and stewardship.
After a full career in the worlds of business and marketing, in the winter of 2020 Howell pivoted full-time to art and art wellness. She continually seeks out new opportunities to celebrate and connect to communities struggling with recovery, health leadership and wellness through her art practice.
Howell is represented by Gallery 110, downtown Seattle, and has been selected for awards, grants, and juried exhibitions across the Pacific Northwest. She is a certified Alaska Native Tribal Artist as well as a certified business for the Washington State Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprise.
Howell currently works from her studio in Wenatchee, not far from her childhood home in Edmonds, Washington.