Stanza Widen

Stanza Widen

Edmonton, AB, Canada

About Stanza Widen

I was born in South Africa and studied for a BFA at Rhodes University with Brian Bradshaw. I lived in Northwestern British Columbia, Canada for 4 years and during that time opened an art gallery (with gift shop), and a working studio where I created and taught people to paint.

Although being a landscape painter using pastel has been a lifelong love, I now explore other media in an effort to express my thoughts and emotions which I feel very strongly about. This has been a voyage of discovery where I have found new dimensions I was only able to dream of in the past.

Please note that ALL of my images (C.N. Robertson, Conoro, Conowi, Stanza) do not belong to the public domain. All images are the copyright of the artist, © Stanza Widen. All Rights Reserved. Copying, altering, displaying, distributing and/or selling any image without prior written consent from the artist is strictly prohibited.


Attended Rhodes University Art Faculty.
Charles Gotthardt Ceramic Sculpture.


In South Africa I was a member of the South African Society of Artists (SASA).

I was commissioned by the Australian Artist's Palette Magazine to feature my artwork and do a tutorial for the readers which was published in Issue 74 in 2009.

My collage, "Scream of the Butterfly" was one of the Saatchi Showdown semi-finalists and became a curated artwork. I regard this as a great honour. This was subsequently featured twice by Saatchi and sold in July 2015 from this website.

My pastel painting "Infused With Stars" was selected as a curated piece in 2013 by Saatchi.

In 2017 Friesen Press published a book I wrote and illustrated and can be seen at
This took me 8 years to paint and write, an undertaking not to be taken lightly.


Mulberry Studio - South Africa.
Swellendam Art Gallery - South Africa.
Star Nation Art Gallery - South Africa.
Smithers Art Gallery - Canada.
Misty Rivers Art Gallery - Canada.
Hide Tide Gallery - Canada.
DeSerres Celebration of Leonard Cohen
Member of Edmonton Art Club