Roxallanne Medley is a ceramic tile artist. She has called Whidbey Island “Home” for thirty-four years. She lives in Coupeville where she and her husband built their dream house, lovingly named “Sweetbriar”. When she’s not digging in the dirt or planting trees, Roxallanne can be found in her studio creating her ceramic tile art, accompanied by two cats and her Golden Retriever, Briar Rose.
Roxallanne’s love of the natural world is expressed through her art. Inspired by the cultural, historical and natural landscapes of the Pacific Northwest, Roxallanne shapes, carves, paints, glazes and fires clay to form sculptural ceramic tiles, which she uses to create her unique wall art. Her subject matter includes the flora and fauna of the beaches, woodlands and prairies of Whidbey Island.
Roxallanne is a member of Whidbey Allied Artists (WAA) and the Garry Oak Gallery. She has exhibited her work at the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival, the Bayview Store Gallery, the Langley Whale Museum, Whidbey Island Lavender Festival and the Whidbey Working Artists Open Studio Tour. She welcomes visitors to her studio.
Roxallanne’s ceramic art tile doesn’t take itself too seriously. Her wall art is often whimsical and infused with a touch of humor. As an artist, Roxallanne’s goal is to make her viewers smile while celebrating the unique beauty of Whidbey Island.
Beginning with a lump of clay, I carve, paint, and glaze clay tiles to create ceramic wall art I call “Whidbey Whimsies.” My inspiration is the cultural, historical and natural landscape of Whidbey Island. Much of my work reflects my love of animals, both wild and domestic. As an artist, I strive to inspire you to look more closely at the world around you. My ultimate goal is to create wall art that makes you, the viewer, smile.