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!
~ Donna M. Brinkley (DbD)