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Born in 1979, Jon Dean Howlett spent his formative years in England’s picturesque Lake District. Inspired from an early age to paint, he had already won his first National Art prize by the age of eight and the Art Cup followed in his final year of school. He went on to study Graphic Design at Teesside University.After a period of traveling and intense skiing and snowboard instruction in New Zealand, Jon relocated to Invermere, British Columbia in 2004. He immediately fell in love with the mountains and the wildlife. He currently resides in Panorama, British Columbia with his wife and 2 young children. Jon instructs skiing and snowboarding when he is not painting.Jon expresses his passion for nature, wildlife and spectacular scenery through his art. And he only hopes his audience can feel some of that pleasure when they view his work.