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Oregon, United States
I am a mixed media artist and teach art workshops throughout the United States. I am the author of Storytelling with Collage by North Light Books.
Interests: mixed media art, collage, encaustic painting gardening, dancing, reading, writing, photography, paintings, art of all kinds, journals, illustrations, drumming...
Recent Activity
I am thrilled to announce that My New Website is Now Launched!! And I would really love for you to visit me there... My incredible website designer is Cheryl Stockton from Stockshot Studio. She's been so wonderful to work with! My River Garden Studio blog will stay up, so you can still see all my posts... but I will be writing on the new blog from now on my website. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at River Garden Studio
I am excited to announce the Release of my New Stencil Designs...for StencilGirl! Let me tell you a little about them... My Wildland Creatures are a part of a new series that include the birds, fish and animals that I love to watch and include in my artwork. I hope that you will love to use my new designs in your art as well! These animals are a part of my life in the Pacific... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at River Garden Studio
Mandala with Blessing Sticks from Art Unraveled... These are the days between midsummer and late summer. Here in my perch above the Klamath River the flowers are reaching as tall as they can before they go to seed. I am nestling in the way I always do after I travel... especially when I teach. I have been to Colorado where I taught with my dear friend Leslie Marsh in the vacation home of my other... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at River Garden Studio
Summer days, mornings filled with wonder. Sleepy afternoons, daydreams with wings and stars that smile. I awake each day to find my art, to hold on to it and then let it go. To find myself, and then relax into being who I am. This is what I am learning. Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2016 at River Garden Studio
Due to popular demand my June Bundle Sale is now a Summer Bundle Sale!! Because my two online workshops The Thread That Weaves and Nature Journaling compliment each other so delightfully... I'm offering a bundle discount so you can enjoy both! Bundled Workshop Price:$106.00 (Your savings is $50.00) Videos and blog posts will guide you through each project, with space to share and communicate with me and fellow classmates. You will love these workshops! Student... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at River Garden Studio
Hope whispered my name, Light danced through the glass. I'd go to the corners of the earth for you. Live your dance, tread gently but strong... and love the moments of this day. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at River Garden Studio
A few days ago I returned from an amazing retreat that I taught with Seth Apter from The Altered Page. I'm still basking in the glow of Taos and the Mabel Dodge Luhan House where our retreat was held. From the first moment we arrived there was magic. We all noticed it, Seth and I, our students, and even the staff. They said that we brought an alchemy to the house. We were enchanted. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2016 at River Garden Studio
Crystal River Book Arts June 24th-26th 2016 Redstone, Colorado $450 Three days of ecodyeing, stitching, collaging and being pampered with Roxanne Evans Stout and Leslie Marsh at the beautiful Redstone, Colorado, home of Laura Roberts, (also known as Hasty Pearl)! With Leslie, students will learn to ecodye - coaxing beautiful prints onto paper and fabric for their books using leaves, heat and water. They will bind the fruit of their efforts into a wrapped felt... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2016 at River Garden Studio
Storytelling with Collage by Roxanne Evans Stout This is one of my brand new pieces made just for this book! You can see it pictured behind the original piece. Now available to order!! Here: Amazon And here: Cloth Paper Scissors Shop And here: Northlight Shop .............. My Online Workshops Registration is Open! Join Me and Be Inspired for: Pathways and Wanderings ........ The Thread That Weaves ........ Nature Journaling We are currently working on bundling... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at River Garden Studio
These days are cold and white... A perfect time for working in my studio and window watching. In the winter we have more birds than ever visit our feeders, the jays and song birds, the quail and woodpeckers. Small and large birds all together in the maple tree out front with the frozen river and snowy fields beyond. And seeds hang on to their branches... their time to fly is not here yet. And on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2015 at River Garden Studio
Pre-register for my new online workshop, Pathways and Wanderings! Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2015 at River Garden Studio
Here in my River Garden Studio Autumn has arrived and outside a storm is brewing and wind is scattering leaves everywhere... but not in my studio. Window light is ever present, always warming, always clear. This week I have been glowing in the excitement that Storytelling with Collage, Techniques for Layering Color and Texture, the book I have been working and dreaming about for the last few years has a cover design and has it's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2015 at River Garden Studio
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Sep 12, 2015
Where do you find magic? Or... does magic find you? When you open your arms wide to greet the day? (these two photographs are from Dayna Davidson Collins home, Alley Art Studio) When you sit on the ocean cliffs and watch the sunset? When you find a new collection... there is always sunlight somewhere. We found magic at this beach introduced to us by Holly (thank you) ... the sea glass must have been a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2015 at River Garden Studio
This post is devoted to my student's artwork from this year. It is just a small sample but I wanted to show you some finished products of what we do in my workshops! Dayna's Art Bundle It is just a small sample but I wanted to show you some finished products of what we do in my workshops! I have a Mixed Media Nature Journaling Workshop coming up at the end of August and these... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at River Garden Studio
A Case of Curiosities Mixed Media Retreat In The Land of Enchantment March 13th - March 19th 2016 Five days and six nights Join Seth Apter and Roxanne Evans Stout For a magical retreat in Taos, New Mexico At the Mabel Dodge Lodge Luhan House Imagine... each day awakening to a gourmet breakfast with creative souls and art lovers like yourself, and then immersing yourself into creating, playing, exploring and art making to your heart's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at River Garden Studio
My world has been ablaze with color. Warm rainy days have watered the gardens and my soul. I've been quiet, relishing my moments, touched by my workshops, and always touched by art. First came the flowers then the green Our home is a shady refuge. Just like many of you, I love to find beauty in unlikely places and savor it making it stay with me and last with my camera. The return of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at River Garden Studio
When the ocean calls you need to listen. She will tell you the story of your heart. She will guide you in walking gracefully as you move towards your next destination. When the ocean calls she will say Listen to your dreams. Live with intention. Embrace your life. Never forget who you want to be, for that is who you really are. Artwork by Molly Dufort She will teach you about the vastness of the... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at River Garden Studio
Today I am very excited to share my newest stencil designs with you! As I carefully sketched and laid out each page I hoped that they can be wonderful additions to your journal pages and collages. You will see how I used these stencils in the photographs below, and where some of my ideas came from. My new nature inspired stencils are from my own sketches of things that I love, birds, insects and flowers.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at River Garden Studio
This is a chest we have in our living room. It is against a wall that you see when you walk into the home from the front door, and because the floor plan of this part of the house is open, you can see it from everywhere. I have to thank Seth for his challenge on his blog, "Living With Art" for these photographs to happen." Seth made me look at this arrangement with new... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at River Garden Studio
January came with sunshine this year. After two months of rain I loved this return of the sunshine like a friend I had thought I had lost. I've been working on my book for North Light, and am now almost on Chapter Seven. This is a all consuming job, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. What I have noticed is that when you love a subject, the words and the art pours out.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at River Garden Studio
A Book of Windows Collaging Your World A Workshop by Roxanne Evans Stout July 10th - July 13th, 2015 Four days of Collaging and Book Magic On beautiful Whidbey Island at the The Pacific NorthWest Art School Are you drawn to windows? Do you love to photograph them, or use them in your collages? Join me for a four day workshop where we will collage, paint, dye, glaze, assemble,construct, layer, texture, weave, stitch, and even... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at River Garden Studio
Tapestry Collaging... The Seasons Just one of the beautiful workshops I have planned for this year! I first thought of this title when I did a project for Tracy Verdugo's beautiful book, Paint Mojo. In her book I wrote about seeing a rug in a store that I loved in New York City a few years ago. This rug was stitched together with seemingly unrelated pattterns and colors, yet together it was a rich tapestry... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at River Garden Studio
Dear lovely artists and friends, Here are the wonderful workshops that I have scheduled for the upcoming year, each one very special, and each one unique to the venue and the season. ........................ 2015 Workshop Schedule Let me help you find your magic! Email me with any questions at [email protected] ...... Book of Windows Hosted by Stacey Mattraw of Arcangelo Studios And in Collaboration With Portland's very own "Collage" March 7th and 8th Arcangelo Productions... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at River Garden Studio
When I received Traci Baustista's new book, Printmaking Unleashed I was excited and amazed to see so many printmaking ideas! Beautiful projects seemed to spill out of every single page. First I looked at all the photographs, and then I began reading, first skipping around and then from back to front. Tracy's joy and playfulness in her creating process became a joy to me as well! Tracy also sent me a packet of very fun... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at River Garden Studio