swimtime girl


Artist's notes on style, materials and inspiration:

A summer time wood girl ready for her swim - in her red and white swimming costume and black swim cap with gold dots. The life preserver/ rubber ring is fixed in position.

My pieces are painted in a naïve and simple style, with visible brush strokes and differing paint consistencies. It is important to note that these dolls are made from real wood which will have naturally occurring markings and grain, and sometimes there will be small amount of bleeding along the grain, or knots, which is to be expected when using untreated wood - please make sure you consult the pictures carefully before purchasing. She has been finished in a top coat of matt acrylic.

This girl was turned from American Tulipwood by a production turner to my design and then hand painted and added to by me, a British artist, exploring patterns and scenes encountered by me on my travels and in daily life.

Stamped underneath with roaring bear in blue ink.
Approximately 14cm high.
Please note: THIS IS NOT A TOY and should be kept out of the reach of children. Wood girls should be kept away from water which can damage the wood and painted surface, and also away from direct heat/ sunlight which also can affect the surface colour and the timber itself.