Roxanne Almblade is an emerging artist specializing in acrylics. She can often be spotted on the many scenic hiking trails and lovely picnic spots around Payson. What is she doing? Painting her little heart out plein-air style. She loves landscapes and wildlife, and pretty much anything with the great outdoors. Roxanne paints in the studio too, but restlessness catches up to her. And off she goes again.
"Mother Nature is a harsh and strict teacher with zero patience, but I've learned and grown so much from painting outdoors!" Roxanne excitedly shares. "I can't recommend it enough. All artists should try it, if not to learn then at least for an excuse to get out of the house during lockdowns, right? Haha! Stronger legs are a plus too." But how does she do it with acrylics? One would think it'd be difficult. Roxanne said, "A spray bottle is your best friend! But I've found that once my paints dry up, the sun has moved the shadows too much to continue anyway. You have to be fast, or hike back there tomorrow."
Roxanne joined the Art League in 2019 shortly after moving to Payson from her hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona. She credits joining the League with opening many doors of opportunity for starting her budding art career. Her artwork is featured in two galleries, including the House of Joy in Jerome and Method Art Studio in Scottsdale.
Roxanne has a twin sister, Suzy, who is a Watercolorist. She says not to worry about the confusion, "it comes with the territory of being a twin. We do make a great tag team though!"
Phone: (480)305-4419 (If call drops, try texting!)
Social Media: RoxanneFineArt