Each of my dolls is one of a kind, and is completely designed and carefully crafted by myself. The dolls are made from cloth, and firmly stuffed. I paint the heads using traditional brush techniques. The heads are round, but the faces are flat, with the trompe l’oeil illusion of facial features created entirely with paint. Clothing is made from antique or vintage fabrics and trims.
I am inspired, awed, and ultimately set free by the huge history of oil painting, and by the American folk portraits.
I am also inspired by great doll makers of the past. You may see the influence of Izannah Walker, Kathe Kruse, the Columbian Doll and the Alabama Baby in my work.
Velda. Something a little different-- An all cloth painted doll with applied cloth painted hair. She is jointed at shoulders, hips, and knees, so she will sit nicely in a small chair. Fourteen inches tall.
Elspeth. Lovely little girl, dressed in antique fabrics. Ten inches tall.
Two clothes pin dolls-- Their head and arms are all cloth, and from the waist down they are clothes pin dolls. Each is seven inches tall.
Bean bag dolls. poseable and fun to play with. Each has a hand painted face. 7 1/2 inches tall.