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Miniature Art In Wax in Dolls Houses Worldwide :: Posted by: Hazel on January 29th, 2020

A wonderful Collection of Miniature Dolls Houses

A fellow miniaturist Linda whom I follow on Instagram recently showed her collectible dolls houses in her feed and some were showing my art inside and she has allowed me to share these, and other new photos she has sent me, with you on my blog.

Art in dollhouse

Linda tells me

“I have several houses, a large Victorian, a modern colonial and an English stone cottage that is my witches house.”

“Your art is so beautiful in person”

Linda has several of my paintings in her houses and has also used them as part of her seasonal displays.  It is so lovely to see my paintings in their new homes, it really brings them to life.

When Linda says “they are so beautiful in person”, I’m really pleased, this is the comment and feedback I get more than any others, the depth of colour, texture and sheen of working in the Encaustic medium  is not shown to its fullest in photographs and selling my art online is a challenge at times as the image is all there is to go on for a collector.

I think you will agree these miniature properties look amazing, the patience and detail …… just WOW.

Miniature 1:12 witches dollhouse

The basket flower in this beautiful room in her house, the northern lights in her modern colonial house and a “Tree of Life” style picture which is one of my favourites and looks amazing  in the stone cottage.

This Tree of Life piece has layers of encaustic wax paint on a black encaustic card that I have scratched and painted with hints of gold wax for the leaves. The painting has been backed onto card, the edge has been painted to give the effect of a framed border and to give an idea of the ratio thus piece is 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches in size.

Modern dollhouse with art in wax on display

Room Boxes Seasonal Displays

I just love how miniatures can we displayed, I often say “miniatures are not just for Dolls houses”.

These Instagram posts of amazing seasonal displays, which are room boxes “Cleaning up ready for Halloween” and Christmas Holiday which she has used my paintings in too are just delightful and so detailed, the more you look the more you see.

Mellow.miniaturist room boxes

Thank you so much for sharing your miniature houses with us Linda

You can see more of Linda’s wonderful creations via Instagram @mellow.miniaturist

Hazel

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The Wedding Store Miniature Dollhouse Wedding Art :: Posted by: Hazel on January 25th, 2020

Brand new Miniature Art In Wax! The Wedding Store.

Miniature brides feature in this new collection “The Wedding Store”

And I made a little video tour too ……

The Wedding store ……

Posted by Art In Wax on Saturday, 25 January 2020

How “The Wedding Store” development came to be ……

I was a web developer and did graphic design for many years and although my art is my passion as well as my work now I do still tinker with the digital too.

I created these wall murals to be the back drop for my new collection of wedding paintings. The brides …. Boho Bride – Spring Bride – La Bella Bride take center stage the walls also show my newest paintings of dressed miniature mannequin paintings.

The Wedding Store Miniature diorama

Boho Bride Spring Bride and La Bella Bride are centre stage.

The walls have lots of mannequin dressed in bride dresses ….. not all brides wear white how about a black or red wedding dress?
Wedding and bride paintings
Paintings are for sale.

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Diorama Miniature Display Art By Hazel Rayfield :: Posted by: Hazel on January 23rd, 2020

Collecting Miniature Art

“Everywhere I look I see Hazel’s paintings”

Miniature rose

This is the lovely message I received from Susan today, and wow all “I can see is an amazing collection of miniatures” so much to see and enjoy.

Susan has a lovely collection of my paintings on display in her miniature dioramas and scenes, she doesn’t have a dollhouse but these wonderful creations are set on display shelves and units.

Susan who lives in the state of Washington USA has been collecting my paintings since 2017 and has also commissions me several times too for her own collection and for her to give as gifts.

The Artist Studio

Susan’s miniature artist studio set has lots of my paintings and I’m very honoured to see these paintings in situ, it’s great to see my work in their new homes.
Dollhouse artist studio

Special Commission

It was in January 2018 so two years ago, Susan asked me to paint a very special commission…… and you can see the Yosemite Park and Sunset Yosemite Park on easels above, I have written more on this commission as I blogged about this at the time : www.artinwax.co.uk/blog/miniature-dollhouse-art-yosemite-national-park/

An Incredible Collection

From the wonderful kitchen to fun Christmas scene which has some amazing miniature pieces and a wonderful decorated Christmas tree as you can see.

I really like her drawing board and vintage camera set ….. all done with such a clever eye for detail….. there are also wonderful displays of dresses, hats and mannequins, as if a department store was there in miniature  and there is even a fabulous medical surgery.

I just love seeing my paintings on the walls etc, it brings them to life, the window painting on the wall in the bedroom, vintage cupcake plaque in the kitchen, the tree of life and of course the Christmas trees. Plus so much more, the wedding dress painting, the winter landscapes and hummingbird too.

Miniature Art on display

 

I would like to thank Susan for taking the time to help me with this feature and taking the photos. It is very much appreciated.

I hope you enjoy seeing this feature please leave a comment below.

……. and if you own some of my art and would like to be featured just get in touch.

Hazel

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American Miniaturist Magazine Features Hazel Rayfield :: Posted by: Hazel on January 16th, 2020

The American Miniaturist

The American Miniaturist Magazine is a global magazine featuring miniaturists and Dollhouse collectors from all over the world.

In the February 2020 issue I am delighted to say my miniature art gets a three page feature.

I was contacted last year via instagram by a feature writer for the magazine and invited to be interviewed and have an article written. The editor Auralea also got in touch and the feature was planned.

It is lovely to see my art in print, this is the first feature in a US magazine, having been featured in UK publications in the past and I’m very honoured to have been included in the American Miniaturist.

The article touches on how I first started painting for dolls’ houses which is a nice story so I thought I’d expand on that a little …..

It all began in 2013, I had been painting in encaustic for about two years then and selling small and larger art, when my husband who is a decorator (a very practical and varied talented man ) was working for a client who asked him if he would be able to help her build the basement for her Georgian Dolls House.

He took on the challenge.

And whilst he was working on her dolls’ house she asked him if I would paint her some pictures for her house. She wanted her miniature house to have original art, she already owned a larger piece of my work. She bought some tiny frames and I painted varies subjects to fit them, she asked for the paintings to be colour co-ordinated to fit in with certain decor in the rooms but otherwise I was left to my own imagination.

Following her taking receipt of the paintings I blogged about it and more requests and commissions came for dollhouse paintings. I starting selling tiny miniatures in my shops and as they say the rest is history…….. As far as I am aware pieces of my Art In Wax are currently in 18 countries spanned over 4 continents.

 

 

Some of the painting featured …..

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