. . . ...One of a Kind Doll Studio

DbD ~ about the artist...

DbD  (DesignsbyDonna) Doll Studio is built on the principles of creating beautifully artistic, high quality, one of a kind fashion doll repaints and providing prompt, courteous and reliable service to the doll collecting community.

About the Artist:

 Introduced to drawing by my artist father at an early age, I was sketching realistic horses (talent is genetic!) before kindergarten. As a high school and college English/Art major, I showed locally, and in the late 60's, I trained at Cleveland's Cooper School of Commercial Art.

 In the early 70's I left my job as a Promotion Artist forThe Cleveland Plain Dealer to pursue a career assisting my Thoroughbred Racehorse Trainer husband in breeding, training and racing our stable of Thoroughbreds, and to raise our family.

 Over the years, I've kept a hand in the art world by doing occasional commissioned portraits (mainly equine) and dabbling in varied media and styles including totally computer-generated art.
My most recent field of interest is OOAK (one of a kind) Fashion Doll Repaints!

 The genesis of my OOAK career was sparked by happy accident in April of 2006 when, as I browsed eBay in search of something 'Barbie-ish' for our granddaughter's Birthday, I discovered the world of OOAK repainted 16" fashion dolls. My first thought: "Wow - I can do that!"

 I began repainting and selling Genes and Tonner dolls in May of 2006,  and I've been working at it (with the help, encouragement and support of a few wonderful and very special friends in the doll community), as time allows, ever since.

 I hope you enjoy browsing through my Gallery of past and current creations!

Best Regards,

~ Donna M. Brinkley (DbD)