Artist's notes on style, materials and inspiration:
A wood girl balancing an octopus on her head - as she wobbles from side to side.
Turned from American Tulipwood, a sustainable and interestingly grained timber, my wood girls are turned by a production wood turner in the UK to my designs, then painted by me, a British artist.
Approximately 10cm in height.
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. Finished in a top coat of matt acrylic.
PLEASE NOTE: 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.