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I am a reclusive self-taught Artist born in Queensland Australia, I currently resides in a small town in rural Victoria, Australia. I have been making art dolls since late 2009 and specializes in hand-sculpted one of a kind fantasy art dolls.

My introduction to the world of art dolls and doll making began when I brought a book called ‘Midsummer Night’s Faery Tale’ by Wendy Froud & Terri Windling. The dolls fascinated me! So elegant and beautiful. This lead me down a path filled with a world of artists and their work.

I have always loved fantasy, it has been a big part of my life since I was a very small child. My wonderful mother used to read to me every night. The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, the tales of Redwall and Valdemar opened the door to worlds filled with strange creatures, magic and enchanted beauty.
Movies such as the ‘Dark crystal’ ‘Labyrinth’ and ‘The Last Unicorn’ as well as books like ‘Faeries’ ‘Fairy & Folk Tales from around the world’ and The Children’s Illustrated Classics from Times House Publishing have all had a great influence upon shaping my imagination as I was growing up.

As I got older my love for fantasy and art only grew. I became captivate by Pre-Raphaelite art, the expressions and the way the fabric fell fascinated me. I also became interested in learning to draw Anime/Manga style characters, which has left a influence upon my current art form in the way I create quite long and thin fairies with somewhat bigger heads, slightly larger eyes and long thin anime style fingers and limbs.

Online Store https://www.nightswood.com/
Gallery Website https://www.artofnightswood.com/
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