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

Blossoming Smooth Milkweed

Blossoming Smooth Milkweed

Union College in April

Union College in April

The Path through the Corn Maze

The Path through the Corn Maze

Upcoming Events

“Outdoors in Origami” Solo Exhibit

"Outdoors in Origami" Solo Exhibit

Friday, June 2, 2023
County City Building