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Shannon Craven - Flutterwing-I Paint Dolls

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I came into the doll world later in life, after many years as a collectibles artist. I was searching for a new artistic outlet when I came to discover the art of doll repainting.  As a child, dolls didn't really appeal to me... there was always something I wanted to change about them, whether it be their lipstick color or their eyeshadow or their blank, sometimes vapid expression.  I never understood the creative possibilities that were locked inside that "not quite

right" doll.  That is until 2011 when I discovered the art of repainting.  Suddenly a doll could be anything I wanted, with just the right face, features and expressions.  A doll could be brought from a shell of plastic into a magical, lifelike image.  Costumes and accessories could be created with a true attention to detail, adding realism and accuracy to characters and celebrity recreations. Using paint, clay and other mixed media, I could breathe life into a statuesque object. It is an omnipotent feeling! Almost without warning, was thoroughly drawn into the fascinating world of dolls.

 

I live in the picturesque Hudson Valley of New York, where I repaint and customize dolls in my home studio, an hour south of the Tonner corporate headquarters. I primarily focus my repainting on the beautiful dolls created by Robert Tonner and The Tonner Doll Company.  I take only a very limited number of commissions each year and commit to creating each doll as a OOAK creation.  You can visit my website at www.ipaintdolls.com, follow me on eBay (ipaintdolls), Instagram or Twitter @ipaintdolls or join my Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/Flutterwing

 

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me.  Please keep browsing this site to familiarize yourself with some of my wonderful and talented artist friends!