The Barbie Canvas by Laurie Everton
The Barbie Canvas
What do Cher, Adam Lambert, Bo Bice, and Ellen DeGeneres have in common?
They are only a few of the one of a kind celebrity portrait dolls created by award winning artist Laurie Everton of The Barbie Canvas.
While her talent is not only in the media of paint, she is also a detailed pencil artist and pointillist. Laurie admits being particularly fond of doing portraits, and it definitely shows in her work.Ms. Everton's logo ("Lacy") above was drawn with a ball point pen.
One Of A Kind Celebrity Portrait Doll
About Laurie Everton
Laurie Everton describes herself as a life-long artist whose career path took directions in many ways other than art.
For example, Ms. Everton has been a greenhouse grower, a sintering machinist in a car factory, an assistant legal secretary, and as a teen, she spent the day as The Snake Lady at a local fair.
But, an artist is an artist, and Ms. Everton's passion for art has not gone unnoticed.
For the past four years she has been doing portrait dolls full time on her own.
Kurt Russell by The Barbie Canvas
The Barbie Canvas and Quentin Tarantino
One of a kind (OOAK) doll artists are special and gifted in their own way. Laurie Everton is no exception, and is often inspired by actors and actresses as portrayed in her favorite television shows and movies.
For example, The Barbie Canvas is a big fan of the artist Quentin Tarantino. Here is Uma Thurman in "Kill Bill."
About The Barbie Canvas
Whether is be an old Barbie make over or detailing a one of a kind celebrity portrait doll, Laurie's gift excels in her unique commercial appeal as inspired by life and the pop culture we live in.
In 2006 Laurie Everton's "Bo Bice - For The Love Of Money" won second place in the celebrity category of the BMAA competition. April, 2007 Laurie's work was showcased in the 'viewer's art' segment of The Ellen DeGeneres Talk Show. In 2008, Laurie's "Barbarella" placed 3rd in the FDM (fashion doll makeover) contest at the IFDC.
Most recently she was interviewed by her local TV Station due to the uncanny likeness of her most recent creation of her favorite 2009 American Idol, Adam Lambert.
American Idol and Laurie Everton
Recently Laurie Everton was featured on her local Fox News broadcasting in her hometown of North Carolina. The YouTube video showcases her hobby, art, and latest one of a kind portrait doll of her favorite American Idol for the 2009 season.
Cher "Half Breed" by Laurie Everton
Laurie Everton's Ellen Degeneres Doll
The Barbie Canvas Cover GirlsClick thumbnail to view full-size
You Can Find The Barbie Canvas
Lita Ford "Wicked Wonderland"
Lita Ford - Wicked Wonderland
Two artists came together with an idea to help others. Lita Ford and Laurie Everton sent a message. Their message is powerful, and one worthy of note. To salute Lita Ford's latest album, "Wicked Wonderland" Laurie Everton's collaboration with the star involved creating a one of a kind celebrity portrait doll for charity iin support the Susan G. Komen For the Cure - Headquarters, to save lives, and end breast cancer by finding a cure.
The "Lita Ford Wicked Wonderland" doll is impeccably detailed with a hand detailed Wicked Wonderland back drop set. The Lita Ford portrait doll has been customized to the exacting detail of Lita Ford, complete with tattoos, custom Wicked Wonderland outfit, and accessories. The beauty of a one of a kind artist doll is just that: There is no other like it. When one artist touches the other, often the magic of creation begins. Lita Ford and Laurie Everton are today's two outstanding examples of artists working together for a greater cause.
Laurie Everton's Latest YouTube Vid
One Of A Kind Portrait Doll
Now Appearing Live On eBay:
Special Note: Jon Bon Jovi, welcome to Hollywood Dolls. Thanks to Laurie Everton, this OOAK Rock Star Tribute is a Hollywood Dolls Special Feature. The production of the doll artist is based based on the song "Blaze Of Glory." Her doll is spot on with all the details, complete with tattoos, guitar, and guitar case. A real '80s Tribute Salute goes to Laurie Everton for featuring the Bon Jovi video in her eBay auction. The Bon Jovi video for the song features the singer playing the song at a drive-in theater while the movie, "Young Guns" plays on the big screen.
Thank you for taking time out of your busy day for visiting the official fan site of The Barbie Canvas by Laurie Everton. You are always welcome to drop buy to see what's new, and leave fan mail in Laurie's guestbook, too. (You never know when she may drop by and respond directly to you.)