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Linda Stephen and book at Holmes lake park in origami

Artist, Author, Illustrator

Linda Stephen’s origami landscapes are part of collections around the world, from the Mayor’s Office in Omihachiman, Japan to the J.W. Marriott in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She presents programs to ages 3 to 97 on origami, Japanese paper arts, invention, and writing to schools, senior centers, parks, arts centers and museums nationwide.

Her picture book The Day We Went to the Park won the 2021 Nebraska Book Award for illustration.

Fluent in Japanese, Linda taught in Japan for six years. She has worked as a writer for projects on five continents.

Contact about book signings, collaborative community art projects, school visits, presentations or custom designs.

Recent Artwork

Spring Morning in Corning

Spring Morning in Corning

Recess at Freeman School

Recess at Freeman School

Sledding Day at Pioneers Park

Sledding Day at Pioneers Park

Holmes Lake Park in Origami

Holmes Lake Park in Origami

Upcoming Events

Workshop: Origami Trees for Cards at Lauritzen Gardens

Workshop: Origami Trees for Cards at Lauritzen Gardens

Sunday, August 25, 2024
Lauritzen Gardens
Workshop: Origami Vases & Baskets at Lauritzen Gardens

Workshop: Origami Vases & Baskets at Lauritzen Gardens

Sunday, July 28, 2024
Lauritzen Gardens
Art Night at Pinewood Bowl Musical

Art Night at Pinewood Bowl Musical

Saturday, July 20, 2024
Pinewood Bowl Amphitheater, inside Pioneers Park