My name is Linda Lyons and ever since I was a young child I have had a passion for art. After studying art in college and enjoying working in a multitude of mediums, I began to cultivate my passion for works of art I have been inspired to create.
I began experimenting with polymer clay in 2011. I was drawn to create three-dimensional creations after studying the works of OOAK (One Of A Kind) doll artists and working with the techniques of other renowned clay artists.
In the last two years, I started creating dolls in LaDoll paperclay. I enjoy working in both polymer and paperclay and creating and developing my stylized dolls. I am constantly learning and love the fact that as a doll artist, I can sculpt, paint, design clothing, and style hair.
The coming to life of each finished character has helped my style to evolve. I am inspired by fairy tales, childhood experiences, animals, and just everyday life. I love when someone tells me my dolls make them feel some sort of emotion whether it's happiness, sadness, or something else.
I live in NJ and have been married to my husband, Michael, for 30 years. He is a teacher and passionate football coach and is very supportive of my art. I am very grateful to him and his constant encouragement.
I feel very blessed that I am a full-time artist. It is something I have always wished for and now I am living that dream. I am truly grateful to all those who have given me opportunities to show my work, have collected my work, future collectors, and friends and family who encourage me to push further and never stop.