I began doll customizing in 2000. As an avid Barbie collector, I was in search of new dolls to add to my collection when I happened upon the work of the ooak artists on ebay. After seeing their lovely work, I thought to myself, "I can do this!". And so it all began...

Although I've only been customizing dolls for a few years, I've been an artist my entire life. I began oil painting when I was five years old. I am classically trained in portraiture and I've been taught to paint in the styles of the "old masters". I do nothing in an abstract style, as I believe that it's too easy and that an artist with true talent paints realistically.

I majored in art in both high school and college and I obtained my B.A. in art from California State University Northridge. I have had my artwork exhibited at local galleries. I have excelled in many areas of art, including painting, sculpture, fashion design, sewing (I used to make costumes for the Renaissance Faire), and graphic design. Currently, I am focusing my attention on my dolls and on large scale mural painting in homes. I strive to create innovative techniques and experiment with different media in order to alter my dolls. I am completely self taught in the area of doll customization and I am always developing new ideas. I have many more ideas that I have yet to try out!