ELLEN TOMY

PAINTINGS IN MINIATURE

ABOUT ME

My furry friends

BEHIND THE SCENES

   My fasination with miniatures all started with the purchase of a dollhouse on Ebay. It arrived with bare bones begging to be renovated, decorated and embellished. And that is exactly what I did. I put in floors, wallpaper, moulding, furniture, rugs, windows and painted walls. All that was wanting were little paintings to be placed in each room. I went on the hunt in the hobby shops, but only found prints of paintings. (I hadn't discovered real oil paintings in the miniature shops yet.) As a portrait painter for 15 years, I readied my easel and paints and started to work on tiny boards. I  made little frames and filled my dollhouse with my paintings.

 

   I started selling on Ebay and going to miniature shows in Atlanta and Chicago. I have met so many wonderful people through my art. My customers amaze me with their knowledge and have taught me so much about miniatures. I am continuously learning and strive to create paintings that bring happiness to those who are kind enough to own them.

© 2014 by Ellen Tomy