Hi! My name is Veronika Lozovaya. I was born in Russia, where I grew up and lived most of my life. My passion for art came at an early age. I have always been making things for as long as I can remember.
I discovered art dolls in 2011 and they became a perfect creativity outlet for me. Art doll is a multi-medium three-dimensionalI object and one of the most interactive forms of visual arts. Doll making gives me the opportunity to work with a variety of materials, like paper clay, polymer clay, paints and pastels, fabric, leather, mohair and wood.
I describe my style as Gothic. I like to show the beauty of sadness and destruction via the use of faded gloomy colors in my work.
For the most part, Dark Alley Dolls are little children with large disproportionate heads, creepy yet innocent faces; adorably sweet, yet dark and, somewhat, disturbing. They are rather simple in their design and not heavily detailed. I never strive to create a complicated piece that looks perfect in every way, but one that tells a story and makes you feel.
Dark Alley Dolls are entirely inspired by my own childhood experiences. I love the way I can open up and express my deepest fears and insecurities without saying a word.
I am a chronic illness sufferer. Fatigue, pain, and crippling depression have been big obstacles in my artistic journey. If art does have healing power, I hope it heals my body and soul someday.
I want to be able to continue improving my skills and see how my work evolves over time.
I am grateful to have my girls find homes all across the globe.
Thank you for your interest in my work!