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Miss Mindy creates in her home studio in Eagle Rock, CA., with her artist husband Rick O’Brien and their bi-lingual circus dog â€˜Radio.’
â€˜Cartoon Folk Art’ is how she describes her fine artwork, which ranges from fluid ink work to hand-crafted, dimensional â€˜Pop UP’ paintings. Recently, she has gained notoriety for her one of a kind Sculptures and custom art toys.
Born into a big hearted family of artists and designers, Miss Mindy was always surrounded by creativity. Her biggest inspiration was her grandmother Mary, who worked as an ink and paint girl at Disney in the 1930’s on Snow White & Pinocchio, wore bright red lipstick and tiny polyester suits. Her Sister, CJ Metzger is also a tremendous â€˜paint-ress’, fellow collaborator and muse. Miss Mindy’s Husband Rick, is also an amazing fine artist, but as for the miniature sets & Disney lovers, they know him as Ahab’s Shipyard…
Miss Mindy has been a prolific professional artist for many years. She continues to paint commissions for her private collectors, and showcase her paintings and sculpture, whilst Character designing for animation studios like Disney, WildBrain, and Warner Brothers. She’s directed her own cartoon with Nickelodeon Animation, and has some treats in store for the future! Aside from Animation, Miss Mindy also creates illustration and ideas for Mattel, Hard Rock cafÃ©, Zippo, and many others. She has also written and illustrated two books with Baby Tattoo Books Publishing and recently designed her own line of vinyl toys with Disney Vinylmation, they were released in late 2015 and are now nearly sold out.