morning glory flowers in blue and ivory lavender ribbon Spring Floral Wreath wreathe watercolor by Nancy Lee Moran colors of lavender, rose, green, flowers of viola magnolia columbine lilac grape-hyacinth lavender ribbon morning glory flowers in blue and ivory
photo of hands holding plate of cookies, photo by Nancy Lee Moran
"Art, Like Cookies for the Soul" ~ Nancy Lee
Nancy Lee Moran repainted this Riley doll face by Helen Kish, blueberry eyes, doll commission, doll wears a blue dress, photo copyrighted by Nancy Lee Moran 2013
See Riley Kish as Blueberry.

Only for happiness, repainted dolls . . . a new kind of "canvas"

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     Some Dolls painted during 2011 (a web page), including Kish dolls Belinda, Michaela, Riki, Song and Tonner doll Reading to Alice
     Art & Dolls Painted during 2011 (a web page), including Tia ballerina and ball-jointed dolls by Kimberly Lasher and Kaye Wiggs.


Dolls Painted during Autumn 2016, Kish Dolls
Tag Along Tatum is an eight-inches, 20 centimeters, doll by Helen Kish in 2010, Limited Edition 200 for a doll convention.  Nancy Lee Moran repainted her face and eyes in 2016. She has her original blond mohair wig in a bob cut with bangs.  The vinyl doll has jointed shoulders, hips, and neck. She wears her original duckling dress on the left. She wears a smocked Boneka dress and bonnet of batiste pale-blue cotton on the right side. Natural-window-light photo copyrighted by Nancy Lee Moran
Tag Along Tatum
Bitty Brynne is a vinyl doll of size 10.5 inches, 26 centimeters. By Helen Kish. Brynne refers to the face sculpt. Nancy Lee Moran repainted the face and painted lifelike brown eyes in 2016. Brynne has a new auburn wig. Clothing is from Helen Kish, for Bitty Belinda in 2005, Limited Edition 600. The floral dress has a dropped waist, long sleeves, and a felt pinafore. Brynne holds a 4.5-inch Kishlet doll, one with artisan paint and matching clothes. Natural-window-light photo copyrighted by Nancy Lee Moran
Bitty Brynne
Keepsake Bitty Bethany is a 10.5-inches, 26 cm, vinyl doll by Helen Kish, Limited Edition 300 for a 2005 doll luncheon in New Jersey. In 2016 Nancy Lee Moran repainted her face and eyes, of deep ocean blue. Her red wig has a bob cut with bangs and a blue bow. She has original Kish pink clothing. She has jointed shoulders, hips, and neck. Natural-window-light photo copyrighted by Nancy Lee Moran
Keepsake Bitty Bethany
Tag Along Bethany is a twelve-inches, 30 centimeters, vinyl doll by Helen Kish in 2010, Limited Edition. She has her original brunette mohair wig with bangs, in which Moran formed some curls. Nancy Lee Moran repainted the face and painted lifelike eyes in 2016. Natural-window-light photo of the doll face is copyrighted by Nancy Lee Moran
Tag Along Bethany


Dolls Painted during Autumn 2016, Kish Dolls
Seasons dolls are sixteen-inch vinyl dolls by Helen Kish, with faces repainted by Nancy Lee Moran in 2016. New wigs by Monique Company. Beige dress on left is by the Boneka company. Sharon Lindstrom, prairieren on eBay, sewed the golden, smocked dress from vintage Boussac-of-France cotton lawn fabric, fabric with flowers in periwinkle blue, lavender, yellow, red and teal. Natural-window-light photo copyrighted by Nancy Lee Moran 2016
Two Seasons Dolls
Apple Picking Riley and Little Belle Riley are 7.5-inch vinyl dolls by Helen Kish, with faces repainted by Nancy Lee Moran in 2016. Both have jointed elbows, knees, shoulders, hips, and necks. Apple Picking Riley has a bucket of apples, a floral dress and brown boots. Little Belle Riley has restyled curly pigtails in her dark hair, a yellow dress with black accents, and white lace. Natural-window-light photo copyrighted by Nancy Lee Moran
Two Riley Dolls
Margarete is an 11.5-inch doll by Helen Kish in 1997, Limited Edition 750. Her face and eyes were repainted by Nancy Lee Moran in 2016. The vinyl doll has jointed shoulders, hips, and neck. In this photo she wears her original clothing and hairpiece, in synthetic wavy blond hair. She stands on a cross stitched cloth, natural-window-light photo copyrighted by Nancy Lee Moran.
Margarete and MHD
Nancy Lee Moran painted the faces of these four Skipper dolls in 2016. The Skipper vinyl doll, made by Mattel, is nine inches tall and is a ten-year-old sister to the Barbie doll. Quilt background, doll dresses in colors of blue, aqua, pink, coral, red, purple and yellow, peach colored miniature mum flowers. Natural-morning-sunlight photo copyrighted by Nancy Lee Moran 2016
Four Skipper Dolls


Leah as blond doll, face-up faceups, repainting by Nancy Lee Moran 2013, a sixteen inch vinyl doll by Helen Kish, teal blue and red print dress, American contemporary artist
Leah, 16-inch Kish
Gene Breathless, vinyl doll, 16 inches size, repaint, faceup, repainted by Nancy Lee Moran 2012, American contemporary artist
Gene

These dolls are for sale in my online shop. Click links here:
     Link: Gene      Link: Kishlet
     Link: Bitty Bethany      Link: Michaela
     Link: Leah 16-inch      Link: Isabel of England

     Link: See ALL Dolls Available Now


Tiny Tink, a Kish doll with her face painted by Nancy Lee Moran 2013, face, red dress, golden wings, Galadriel, a Tonner doll inspired by Cate Blanchett of the Lord of the Rings film
Sold on eBay 2013
Galadriel

Click photo to see her web page.
doll fashions designed by Marsha of Hankie Couture, doll faces painted by Nancy Lee Moran USA, fabric of kitty cat pop art in colors of green and pink, Lark doll by Helen Kish, Betsy McCall doll by Robert Tonner, fourteen inches tall
It's a Fashion Show!
Lark Kish and Betsy McCall by Tonner

Click photo to see NEW web page of 2013.
Sydney Chase Tonner doll, vintage hankie dress with orange and blue fabric, sleeveless, designed by Hankie Couture, doll as repainted by Nancy Lee Moran in 2009
It's a Fashion Show!
Sydney Chase by Tonner

Click photo to see web page of 2013.
Ellowyne face, flowers and ribbons in blond hair, Ellowyne Wilde Tonner doll, vinyl doll, face-up faceups, repainting by Nancy Lee Moran 2010, Hankie Couture fashion
It's a Fashion Show!
Ellowyne Wilde Summer

Click photo to see new web page of 2013.
Hankie Couture 2013 design for Ellowyne Wilde Tonner doll, colorful cross stitch on hat and dress, vinyl doll repainted by Nancy Lee Moran 2010 USA, face-up faceups
It's a Fashion Show!
Ellowyne Wilde Winter

Click photo to see web page refined 2013.


“Easter Baby 2013”      Tagalong Tatum Toddler doll by Helen Kish
Nancy Lee Moran repainted this doll face of Kish Tatum by Helen Kish, blue eyes, faceup of Easter baby, doll wears a blue coat by Chris Miller, photo copyrighted by Nancy Lee Moran 2013
Doll Painting by Nancy Lee Moran
Nancy Lee Moran repainted this doll face of Kish Tatum by Helen Kish, blue eyes, faceup of Easter baby, doll wears a smocked cupcake dress by KQWieland, photo copyrighted by Nancy Lee Moran 2013
Cupcake Dress by KQWieland
Nancy Lee Moran repainted this doll face of Kish Tatum by Helen Kish, blue eyes, faceup of Easter baby, doll wears a dress by Kish of mint green and pink, photo copyrighted by Nancy Lee Moran 2013
Click photos to enlarge them.
Nancy Lee Moran repainted this doll face of Kish Tatum by Helen Kish, blue eyes, faceup of Easter baby, doll wears a blue and white dress by Hankie Couture, photo copyrighted by Nancy Lee Moran 2013
Dress by Hankie Couture
Nancy Lee Moran repainted this doll face of Kish Tatum by Helen Kish, blue eyes, faceup of Easter baby, factory paint on left, photo copyrighted by Nancy Lee Moran 2013
Doll Painting by Nancy Lee Moran


Face detail, Kish Chrysalis doll, Urban Song, repainted by Nancy Lee Moran 2011, YURI Monique wig, vinyl 14 inches, white dress, smocking
Urban Song
2011 Commission

Click photo to see her web page.
Kish Riley doll, repaint, vinyl 7 inches, faceup, commission repainted by Nancy Lee Moran 2011
Riley Kish
2011 Commission

Click photo to see her web page.
Kish Chrysalis, face detail, faceup by Nancy Lee Moran 2011, factory doll paint, baby Riki repaint, vinyl doll 8 inches
Riki Kish
Adopted July 2011

Click photo to see her web page.
2009 vinyl doll, Robert Tonner Company, Reading to Alice, Alice in Wonderland Collection, repaint by Nancy Lee Moran 2011
Tonner 16" Doll
Adopted July 2011

Click photo to see her web page.

Kish Daphne 16-inches vinyl doll, red dress, repainted by portrait artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2010
Daphne Kish
Adopted to Florida 2011

16" (40 cm) Helen Kish doll
Web Page 2010
Naomi doll by Helen Kish, 16 inch vinyl doll, ethnic, African American, OOAK repaint, rooted hair, doll repainted by portrait artist Nancy Lee Moran 2011 Naomi Kish
Adopted to Florida 2011

16-inch (40 cm) Helen Kish doll
Click photo to see her own page.
Kathy doll face, doll by Helen Kish, OOAK repaint, rooted hair, doll painted by Nancy Lee Moran 2011, MHD fashion Kathy Kish 2011
Adopted to New Hampshire

16-inch (40 cm) Helen Kish doll
Click photo to see her own page.
Repainted doll, Essential Ellowyne Too, blond repaint by Nancy Lee Moran 2010 Ellowyne in 20+ Fashions

May 2011
Kish Chrysalis Wren doll, vinyl 14 inches, inset eyes, faceup by Nancy Lee Moran 2011 2010 and 2011 Doll Painting Commissions Photo #02 of repainted doll, Essential Ellowyne Too, repaint by Nancy Lee Moran 2010, doll clothing by Tracy of sewmanydreams, silk dupioni, golden coat from an MHD pattern, ivory dress Essential Ellowyne Too
Custom Dressed
Adopted to Chicago 2011

16" (40 cm) Ellowyne Wilde
Click photo to see her on my Christmas page.

Dorothy08 by artist Nancy Lee Moran 2010, repainted doll Riley Kish as 1920s American girl, dress sweater coat by Chiditta, Boneka leather shoes, buggy by Marie Terrones of Wickerville, tiny doll by Jenna of Rasbubby Hill
1920s Dorothy
2010 Commission

Click photo to see her web page.
dressed Asian resin bjd ball-jointed doll, Dollstown Ariel, by sculptor An Jonghak, face-up faceup by Nancy Lee Moran 2010
Miranda, Marianne, Bea
New Photos May 2012
Face-up Commissions

Dollstown Estella & Ariel
Resin BJD (ball-jointed dolls)
Nan01 by artist Nancy Lee Moran, repainted doll Riley Kish as 1960 girl, blond pigtails, pink smocked dress by Jennifer Morris, Boneka leather shoes, in colors of pink, blue violet lavender purple, green, gray, brown, peach
1960s Nan
2010 Commission

Click photo to see her web page.
Photo#CarolEllo04 of Riley Kish repaint, Ellowyne Wilde repaint, doll repainted by Nancy Lee Moran, summer dress designed by Hankie Couture
August 2010 Commissions
2010 Commissions
Click photo to see three dolls.


Nancy Lee's Current Items offered for sale on eBay Now by Nancy Lee Moran Auctions


Here is a link to a web page shared by the five dolls below.
Photo#Dance02 of Cinderella sculpt doll by Robert Tonner, strawberry-blond hair, as repainted by portrait artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2010, custom Irish dress by Hankie Couture
2010 Commission
Sheila

Tonner Cinderella face sculpt
16" (40 cm) Tyler vinyl body
Irish dress by Hankie Couture
DanceSong#01 Unique Repainted Kish Chrysalis 14-inch (35 cm) Vinyl BJD doll sculpt Urban Song, A Repaint Commission 2010 painted by Nancy Lee Moran 2010 Commission
Song Xin Nuo

14" (36 cm) Kish Urban Song vinyl doll
Photo #Jenny05 Kish Bitty Brynne 11-inches vinyl doll repainted (painted) by portrait artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2010, clothing by Lady Kish Whimsies in tangerine peach color, new wig color of golden auburn
Jenny
Adopted to New York 2010
11" (28 cm) Kish Bitty Brynne
Lady Kish Whimsies Tangerine Froth clothing
Emma02 of Kish vinyl doll Lynne Ballerina, produced in 1996, 10.5 inches, repainted in 2010 as Emma, new blond mohair wig by Wendy Feidt, Lady Kish clothing in pale blue with embroidery
Emma, 2010 Repaint
Adopted to Florida 2011
10.5" (26 cm) vinyl doll by Helen Kish
Lynne ballerina LE 500, made in 1996
Brianna01 of Tia doll made by Helen Kish in 1997, Irish Brianna, as repainted by portrait artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2010, custom Irish Feis dance dress by Hankie Couture in colors of black, teal blue green, violet magenta
Brianna, 2010 Repaint
Adopted to Florida 2011
16" (40 cm) Kish Tia doll
LE 750 made in 1997


Joan Crawford Hollywood Starlet, Tonner doll, OOAK repaint, doll repainted by Nancy Lee Moran 2010, celebrity doll, actress, white organza dress
Joan Crawford
Hollywood Starlet

Adopted to Kansas
Page created on 9/20/10
16" (40 cm) by Tonner
Celebrity Actress Doll
Repainted Helen Kish doll, Charlotte 12-inches 30-cm vinyl doll with joints at shoulders, neck, hips - repainted (painted) by Nancy Lee Moran in 2008 and renamed Liesel.  The doll wears her original dress. There is an impressed mark on the back of the doll head 974TC and on each limb: 1997 Kish & Company

12" (30 cm) Liesel Kish
Page created on 10/30/09

Adopted to New Hampshire 2009
Photo#FeisMilly01 of Seasons doll by Helen Kish, Irish Milly, repainted by portrait artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2009, custom dress by Chiditta

16" (40 cm) Milly
Page created on 10/11/09

Adopted to Washington state on 12/18/09
Photo#03 of Erin, Kish Seasons vinyl doll repainted (painted) by portrait artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2009, green dress by Hankie Couture, vintage embroidered apron, new angora-mohair wig in color of rich auburn, freckles, green-blue muted-gold eyes
Erin, Irish Lass
Adopted July 2009 to CA
dress by Hankie Couture
Photo#FeisCadence01 of Seasons doll by Helen Kish, Irish Cadence, repainted by portrait artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2009, custom Irish dance dress by Hankie Couture
Cadence
with Milly & Mia
Page created on 10/11/09

Adopted to Illinois on 11/2/09
Irish05 of Kish Seasons doll, Irish dancer Molly, repainted by portrait artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2009, custom Irish dance dress by Hankie Couture
Molly
Page created 9/14/09

Adopted to Italy on 9/15/09
Photo#Irish12 of Kish Seasons doll, Irish lass Colleen, repainted by portrait artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2009, new custom Irish shamrock vintage hanky dress by Hankie Couture
Colleen
Page created 9/14/09

Adopted to Tokyo Japan on 10/6/09


Click each doll picture to see that doll's page or to enlarge her image.
Click the back arrow to close
any image you enlarge.
Twilight#01 photo by Nancy Lee Moran Unique Repainted Tonner Vinyl Dolls, Twilight Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, painted by artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2009
Bella & Edward of Twilight
2009 Commissions
Web Page created 2009
2nd Edward added in 2010
Repainted Helen Kish doll, Mia 12-inches 30-cm vinyl doll with joints at shoulders, neck, hips - repainted (painted) by Nancy Lee Moran in 2008 and renamed Mischa.  Clothing by Chiditta Cecilia. There is an impressed mark on the back of the doll head 974TC and on each limb: 1997 Kish & Company
2009 Commission from Paris
12" (30 cm) Mischa
Page created autumn 2009
Image18  of Cami, Cinderella face sculpt, Antoinette vinyl doll by Robert Tonner, as repainted by portrait artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2010, mohair wig by Wendy Feidt, pecan blonde hair
Jane Kelly
Tonner Cami
2011 Commission
Web Page 2011
Photo#1 of two Kish Seasons vinyl dolls repainted (painted) by portrait artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2009 as a commission, dressurdolly Toile dress, new wig in French braid brown, freckles, green and brown eyes
Chloe and Emma
2009 Commissions
Page Created 2009
Photo#Feis08 Ellowyne Wilde vinyl doll by Robert Tonner, Philomena as repainted by Nancy Lee Moran, golden gown and coat by SewManyDreams eBay name from MHD pattern
Ellowyne as Irish Singer
Page created 2009
Photo#Feis08 Ellowyne Wilde vinyl doll by Robert Tonner, as repainted by Nancy Lee Moran in 2010
Ellowyne Wilde
Web Page 2011

Repainted doll painted by Nancy Lee Moran in 2009, named Betsy, Helen Kish 7.5-inches Metro-Line Riley vinyl doll
Riley as "Betsy"
Adopted on 4/26/09
$325.00 Dressed
dress by Hankie Couture
Lilly, a repainted Kish Riley doll painted by Nancy Lee Moran in 2009, Helen Kish 7.5-inches Contempo Riley vinyl doll
Riley as "Lilly"
Adopted in March 2009 to England
$300.00 Dressed
dress by Hankie Couture
Photo#01 of Kiera, Kish Bitty Brynne vinyl doll repainted (painted) by portrait artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2009, floral dress by idreamofjeannemarie, green-blue eyes, dark hair in French braid, dress colors of yellow gold, blue and pink
Kiera (Kish Bitty Brynne)
Adopted on 7/19/09 to NH
See her page (Bonnie's page too!)
Photo#01 of nude Tonner vinyl doll Antoinette, repainted (painted) by portrait artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2009, debut of doll by Tonner in 2009
Antoinette as "Bliss"
Bliss resides in the state of Maryland.
Web Page 2009
Antoinette doll by Tonner Doll Company, redhead mannequin, repainted by Nancy Lee Moran 2010, romantic doll clothing by Tonner Company
Jere's Antoinette
Adopted to Kansas
Click photo to see her on my 2010 Christmas page.
Photo#06 of Elizabeth, Kish Rio vinyl doll repainted (painted) by portrait artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2009, ivory Lady-Kish dress beaded and appliqued by Nancy Lee
Rio as "Elizabeth"
Adopted June 2009
16" Kish Rio vinyl doll
Beadwork!


Delightful stories to enjoy . . .

Jen Anne of Penwith (Cornwall England) has written a chapter PICTURE BOOK with her dolls (on my website).
See Table of Contents for Jen's Picture Stories.
Photo#06 Kish dolls, picnic on lawn, 2009 by Jennifer of Cornwall, bright colorful clothes clothing hat, vinyl dolls repainted by Nancy Lee Moran in 2008

Visit . . .

A Street Circus in France just for Dollies
SEE Circus for Dolls (on my website)
Three Kish Seasons dolls as dancers at a street circus for dollies (dollys) in France

The 2008 to 2011 Chrysalis Collection of 14" Vinyl Dolls by Helen Kish

     I usually paint them only on commission.
     Kish has introduced the following bjd dolls in her Chrysalis line: Grace, Lark, Piper, Phoenix (boy), Raven, Shea, Song (Asian) and Wren.
     Each doll has thirteen joints (neck, shoulders, knees, wrists, hips at leg, knees and ankles).
     Each doll can stand and balance on her own without a doll stand.

Lark Creamsicle, vinyl 14-inch ball jointed doll, made by Helen Kish in 2008 (Kish & Company)
LEFT
2008 Commission
Lark as "Chloe" with Violet-Gray Eyes

RIGHT
Lark Creamsicle
New Kish Doll of 2008
With Original Paint & Red Wig
Nancy Lee Moran, portrait artist, Lark Creamsicle, new face painting (face-up), Monique wig synthetic mohair, vinyl 14-inch ball jointed doll, Helen Kish in 2008 (Kish & Company)
Hankie Couture Model

Click photo to see her many fashions.
Nancy Lee Moran, portrait artist, Little Lady Lark, new face painting (face-up), dress by Hankie Couture, embroidered vintage linen, vinyl 14-inch ball jointed doll made by Kish & Company in 2008
Nancy's own Lark
Dress by Hankie Couture
Song#12 face of unique repainted doll, Kish Chrysalis 14-inch (35 cm) vinyl BJD Song, repaint commission 2009
Song Kish
2009 Commission
Web page created October 2009
Nancy Lee Moran, portrait artist, Raven Cheeky new face painting (face-up), hazel eyes, 2009 commission, named Emma, vinyl 14-inch ball-jointed made by Helen Kish in 2008 (Kish & Company)
2009 Commission
Raven Cheeky
Model for Vicki
Click photo to see her page, which has a link to her fashion-modeling page.
Photo #02 of repainted doll, Raven Summer Soiree, Kish Raven Chrysalis, repaint by Nancy Lee Moran 2010, doll clothing by Kish and Company, ivory and black, antique blond wig by Wendy Feidt Emmy
Summer Soiree Raven

14-inch (35 cm) Kish doll
Click photo to see her own page.



The Seasons by Helen Kish

The Seasons Collection of 16-inch (40 cm) vinyl dolls by Helen Kish is below, produced in Spain in 2003.
To me, the Seasons sculpt seems endearing, compassionate and caring. Seasons has a gentle, kind face with such large eyes, ones that paint can make luminous.
Each Seasons doll (except Jasmine & Ekatrina) wears a custom dress by dress designer Hankie Couture.
I hope you visit Marsha's fun website to see her fabric artistry.
Photo of a 2009 book copyrighted by Marsha Greenberg and Hankie Couture, used here with permission.
Marsha has a book of her designs, published in 2009.

Here is link to Hankie Couture at www.hankiecouture.com

Repainted Helen Kish doll, Seasons Winter 16-inch all-vinyl doll with joints at shoulders and hips.  Summer was repainted (painted) by fine artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2008 and renamed Esmee.   Esmee has eyes of PURE TRANSPARENT LAPIS LAZULI alkyd-oil pigment, made from a deep blue semiprecious stone named lazurite. Lapis is also used for making jewelry.  Esmee is wearing an ivory  silk dress by Hankie Couture. Ivory raw silk has all the lovely irregularities that make it so beautiful.  This TEA-length dress is as light as a feather!  More of Marsha's original doll clothes can be found on her website www.hankiecouture.com. There is an impressed mark on the back of the doll head: 1997 Kish and Company 97F.  Seasons Dolls were designed by Helen Kish and produced by White Balloon International Company of Spain in 2003
Adopted
Winter as "Esmee"
Featured in Seaside Stories
dress by Hankie Couture
Repainted Helen Kish doll, Seasons Summer 16-inches all-vinyl doll with joints at shoulders and hips.  Summer was repainted (painted) by Nancy Lee Moran in 2008 and renamed Ashley.   Ashley wears custom vintage-linen sun dress with embroidered flowers made by Hankie Couture.  More of Marsha's original creations can be found on her website www.hankiecouture.com. There is an impressed mark on the back of the doll head: 1997 Kish and Company 97F.  Seasons Dolls were designed by Helen Kish and produced by White Balloon International Company of Spain. Most Seasons dolls' certificates have the year 2003 on them
Adopted
Summer as "Ashley"
Featured in Seaside Stories
dress by Hankie Couture
Repainted Helen Kish doll, Seasons Fall 16-inches vinyl doll with joints at shoulders, neck, hips - repainted (painted) by Nancy Lee Moran in 2008 and renamed Sasha.  The doll wears an embroidered white dress and jacket made by Hankie Couture.  More of Marsha's original creations can be found on her website www.hankiecouture.com. There is an impressed mark on the back of the doll head: 1997 Kish and Company 97F.  Seasons Dolls were designed by Helen Kish and produced by White Balloon International Company of Spain in 2003. Most Seasons dolls' certificates have the year 2003 on them
Adopted
April 2009

Seasons as "Sasha"
dress by Hankie Couture
Repainted Helen Kish doll, Seasons16-inches vinyl doll with joints at shoulders, neck, hips - repainted (painted) and rewigged by Nancy Lee Moran in 2008 and renamed Sophia.  The doll wears a waltz-length dress of ivory-crocheted vintage fabric made by Hankie Couture.  More of Marsha's original creations can be found on her website www.hankiecouture.com. There is an impressed mark on the back of the doll head: 1997 Kish and Company 97F.  Seasons Dolls were designed by Helen Kish and produced by White Balloon International Company of Spain in 2003. Most Seasons dolls' certificates have the year 2003 on them
Adopted
May 2009

Seasons as "Linnea"
dress by Hankie Couture
Helen Kish Seasons Summer doll repainted by Nancy Lee Moran in 2008, renamed Amy. Marsha of Hankie Couture created this doll dress from a small vintage tablecloth.  Its cross stitch design features a cornucopia of color.  Her eyes are subtle, transparent green that matches the stitching in her dress. Her eyes have hints of bronze and blue. The wig is original. Nancy rolled her golden long hair and French-braided the front of each side. 
Nancy made a hair decoration of glass beads that compliment the stitch colors of her dress. It includes a crystal Millefiori Water-Drop Bead. In Italian, millefiori means a thousand flowers. This type of bead is made using slices of multicolored glass rods (canes).
Adopted 2008
Summer as "Amy"
dress by Hankie Couture
Repainted Helen Kish doll, Seasons Fall Autumn 16-inch all-vinyl doll with joints at shoulders and hips.  Seasons Fall was repainted (painted) by Nancy Lee Moran in 2008 and renamed Demelza.   The doll wears custom vintage-linen dress with embroidered flowers and green-crocheted trim, made by Hankie Couture.  More of Marsha's original creations can be found on her website www.hankiecouture.com. There is an impressed mark on the back of the doll head: 1997 Kish and Company 97F.  Seasons Dolls were designed by Helen Kish and produced by White Balloon International Company of Spain. Most Seasons dolls' certificates have the year 2003 on them
Commission
Fall (Autumn) as
"Demelza Louise"
Featured in Seaside Stories
dress by Hankie Couture
Bitty Bethany Tres Chick11 inch doll and Seasons Summer 16 inch doll by Helen Kish, repainted as Olivia and Jasmine in autumn 2008 by portrait artist Nancy Lee Moran
Both Dolls Adopted
Seasons as "Jasmine"
a kindly big sister to Olivia
Here, honey, let me help you put on your shoes.
Photo#7 of Ekatrina by hosta plant in Nebraska, Kish Seasons vinyl doll repainted (painted) by portrait artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2009 as a commission, Boneka smocked dress, new wig in French braid strawberry blond, freckles, green eyes
Commission 2009
Ekatrina's Page has a beautiful doll house.
Jennifer Doll #2 in peach vintage-linen dress, Helen Kish Seasons 16-inch all-vinyl doll  as repainted (painted) by fine artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2009 and named Jennifer Christine.  The doll has eyes of green & umber alkyd-oil pigment.  Jennifer models dresses for Hankie Couture in California. More of Marsha's original doll clothes can be found on her website www.hankiecouture.com. There is an impressed mark on the back of the doll head: 1997 Kish and Company 97F.  Seasons Dolls were designed by Helen Kish and produced by White Balloon International Company of Spain in 2003
Hankie Couture Model
Click on photo to see fashion show!
Repainted Helen Kish doll, Seasons16-inches vinyl doll with joints at shoulders, neck, hips - repainted (painted) by Nancy Lee Moran in 2008 and renamed Collette.  The doll wears a white dress with embroidered flowers made by Hankie Couture.  More of Marsha's original creations can be found on her website www.hankiecouture.com. There is an impressed mark on the back of the doll head: 1997 Kish and Company 97F.  Seasons Dolls were designed by Helen Kish and produced by White Balloon International Company of Spain in 2003. Most Seasons dolls' certificates have the year 2003 on them
Adopted on 5/12/09 to Illinois
Seasons as "Colette"
dress by Hankie Couture
Repainted Helen Kish doll Seasons Fall 16-inch all-vinyl doll with joints at shoulders and hips.  Fall was repainted (painted) by fine artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2008 and renamed Grace.  The doll has eyes of golden-brown alkyd-oil pigment to match her dress, with dark green eyeshadow. Grace wears a waltz-length dress of gold fabric that is embroidered.  More of Marsha's original doll clothes can be found on her website www.hankiecouture.com. There is an impressed mark on the back of the doll head: 1997 Kish and Company 97F.  Seasons Dolls were designed by Helen Kish and produced by White Balloon International Company of Spain in 2003
Adopted 2008
Web Page 2010

Seasons as "Claire"
dress by Hankie Couture


Miss Riley & her Friends, 7.5" to 8" Vinyl Dolls by Helen Kish

vinyl Helen Kish doll, 8-inch Explorer Avery, friend of Kish doll Riley, limited edition of #650 made in 2006, as repainted by Nancy Lee Moran in 2008, named Nurse Lori, in honor of Nancy's sister Lori, who is a hospice RN.  Kish clothing created for Nurse Riley
Nurse Lori
Avery Kish, friend of Riley
for my sister Lori
who is a hospice nurse
Repainted Helen Kish doll, Fiesta Riley 7.5 inch all-vinyl doll, painted by fine artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2010 for Ruth Ann
Commission
Riley for Ruth Ann in 2010
Repainted doll painted by Nancy Lee Moran in 2009, named Claire, in Boneka dress, Helen Kish 8-inches Pippi Tulah vinyl doll
Commission
Pippi Tulah repainted as "Claire"
Repainted Helen Kish doll, Angelic Riley 7.5 inch all-vinyl doll with joints at shoulders and hips.  Riley was repainted (painted) by fine artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2008 and renamed Beth. Beth wears an ivory  silk dress by Hankie Couture. This pure silk dress is made from a very expensive and beautiful fabric called Dupioni Silk. This silk is textured with thick, irregular sized fibers woven into the base fabric, which in this case is silk. White beads have been added to the fabric to make it wonderfully rich.  More of Marsha's original doll clothes can be found on her website www.hankiecouture.com. Angelic Riley was made in 2004 in an edition of 1000, according to the book Helen Kish: The Artist and Her Dolls by Louise Fecher (hardcover published in 2006, page 143)
Adopted
Angelic Riley as "Beth"
Beth lives in a Dolly Circus.
dress by Hankie Couture
Repainted Helen Kish doll 2007 Storybook Little Red Cap Riley 7.5 inch all-vinyl doll with joints at shoulders, elbows, knees, hips.  Riley was repainted (painted) by fine artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2008 and renamed Lucia.
Adopted
Red Cap Riley as "Lucia"
dress by Hankie Couture
Click her photo to see her making oranges for her grandma.
Repainted Helen Kish doll, Nurse Riley 7.5 inch all-vinyl doll with joints at shoulders and hips.  Riley was repainted (painted) by fine artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2008 and renamed Cora Belle. Cora wears a dress by Hankie Couture that has embroidered flowers in variegated pink.  More of Marsha's original doll clothes can be found on her website www.hankiecouture.com.  Nurse Riley was made in 2006 in an edition of 1000, according to the book Helen Kish: The Artist and Her Dolls  by Louise Fecher (hardcover published in 2006, page 151)
Adopted
"Cora Belle"
Cora lives in France.
dress by Hankie Couture

Repainting Other Kinds of Dolls

This Robert Tonner Alice in Wonderland II 12-inches vinyl doll was repainted (painted) by fine artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2008 as a commission.
Commission
Tonner Alice in Wonderland II
Commission from France
The photo links to the French Dolly Circus, where Alice lives.
Photo of Tyler Tonner doll Sydney in butterflies dress designed by Hankie Couture, doll as repainted by Nancy Lee Moran in 2009
Tonner 16 inch Sydney Chase
friend of Tyler
Hankie Couture Model

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to see her model.
Updated February 2013
Gene doll as repainted by Nancy Lee Moran in February 2009
Gene as "Shari"
Hankie Couture Model

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to see her model.
Tonner Charlotte doll sculpt, friend of Tyler, sixteen inches tall vinyl doll repainted by Nancy Lee Moran USA 2009, named May
Adopted May
Tonner 16 inch Charlotte
Sweet Mom or Teacher for Riley!
Dolls of Many Lands by the Pleasant Company, Kish sculpt named Isabel of England,9 inch vinyl doll as repainted by Nancy Lee Moran in March 2009
9.5 inch Isabel
Available $150.00
Dolls of Many Lands

Helen Kish Sculpt
by American Girl Pleasant Company
Bethany, a 12-inch toddler child, was the first newly-sculpted doll made in the LadyKish line, which was established in 2000. This repainted Helen Kish doll,  Bethany was an all-vinyl doll with joints at shoulders and hips.  Butterscotch Bethany was repainted (painted) by fine artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2008 as a commission, since her original paint had become slightly damaged.    Nancy Lee painted her to look like a real child. Butterscotch Bethany, part of the Confections Collection, has the following MARKS: (both thighs:  Kish & Co. 1997)   (Under wig:  28-99-1)  (Back of skull: 12 CT 2000  Helen Kish)  Back in ink:  Butterscotch 37/300 Helen Kish (signature)
Commission
12-inch Bethany
Commission from Texas





Click photos to see Bethany's Web Page 2009
Bethany, a 12-inch toddler child, was the first newly-sculpted doll made in the LadyKish line, which was established in 2000. In the photo on the right, Butterscotch Bethany was repainted (painted) by fine artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2008 as a commission, since her original paint had become slightly damaged.    Nancy Lee painted her to look like a real child. Butterscotch Bethany, part of the Confections Collection, has the following MARKS: (both thighs:  Kish & Co. 1997)   (Under wig:  28-99-1)  (Back of skull: 12 CT 2000  Helen Kish)  Back in ink:  Butterscotch 37/300 Helen Kish (signature)
Photo #1 of repainted Helen Kish doll Goldilocks as painted by Nancy Lee Moran in 2008 and renamed Abby.  The doll wears her original dress. There is an impressed mark on the back of the doll head 974TC and on each limb: 1997 Kish & Company
Adopted
12-inch Kish Goldilocks as Abby

Repainted Helen Kish doll, Starlight 12-inches vinyl doll with joints at shoulders, neck, hips - repainted (painted) by Nancy Lee Moran in 2008 and renamed Bess.  The doll wears her original dress. There is an impressed mark on the back of the doll head 974TC and on each limb: 1997 Kish & Company
Adopted 2008
12-inch Kish Starlight as Bess
Page updated 10/25/09
Bitty Bethany Tres Chick11 inch doll by Helen Kish, repainted as Olivia in autumn 2008 by fine portrait artist Nancy Lee Moran
Adopted
Bitty Bethany as "Olivia"




18-inch doll Christening baby Elizabeth as repainted by Nancy Lee Moran in 2008
Adopted
Kish Baby Elizabeth
Adopted by a patron in Georgia
This WPM-1995 Biggidur vinyl doll was repainted (painted) by fine artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2008 as a commission. Nancy painted her to look like a real child.
Commission
Jutta Kissling doll by WPM Germany
"Suzanne"
This WPM-1995 Biggidur vinyl doll was repainted (painted) by fine artist Nancy Lee Moran in 2008 as a commission. In the image on the right, Nancy painted her to look like a real child.  Doll Sculptor Jutta Kissling was born in 1942 in Olching near Munchen.
Click photos to see Suzanne's own page.

Photo Skipper#02a copyrighted by Hankie Couture, April 2009 custom dress of green gingham, photo used here with permission.  Artist Nancy Lee Moran gave this old Skipper new face painting (face-up) in 2009.
Skipper
Hankie Couture Model

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to see her model.


Each doll will enlarge if clicked. Click the back arrow to close any image.
Here is link to my eBay Guide about Repainting Dolls

A Repaint in Progress

new face of 16 inches vinyl Season Summer doll was repainted (painted) by Nancy Lee Moran in 2008 and renamed Amy
2009 Amy Repainted
Wig Curled by Nancy
dress by Hankie Couture
new face paint of 16 inches vinyl Season Summer doll
Factory Paint
16 inches vinyl Season Summer doll with original paint removed by Nancy Lee Moran in 2008
Becoming a new doll
Click photo below to see side-by-side comparison
16 inches vinyl Season Summer doll was repainted (painted) by Nancy Lee Moran in 2008 and renamed Amy
Repainted Helen Kish dolls, Seasons Fall Autumn and Summer, 16 inches all-vinyl dolls.  Fall was repainted (painted) by Nancy Lee Moran in 2008 and renamed Demelza.  Summer was repainted (painted) by Nancy Lee Moran in 2008 and renamed Amy.    Both dolls wear custom vintage-linen dresses, one with cross-stitching and one with embroidered flowers and green-crocheted trim, both dresses made by Hankie Couture.
Studio Friends
Amy & Demelza Louise
dresses by Hankie Couture

Kind Compliments that have encouraged me more than I can say . . .

Hi Nancy Lee. I just love gazing at your beautiful dolls; they are mesmerizing, and like real little people. I check on your website regularly. ~ Beth 2009

Oh Nancy, she looks so real. She (Kish Lark) is EXQUISITE! Her expression is breathtaking. She could be a real person, like someone next door, or someone you pass walking in the park. Everything is so tiny and PERFECT! ~ California 2008

This doll is so pretty! I cannot take my eyes off of her. The details on her eyes amaze me! ~ California 2008

I happened to find two of your Kish repaints on ebay today. Your work on these dolls is wonderful! Do you accept commissions? (YES) ~ Kentucky 2008

Your work is stunning, congratulations! Do you ship to France and would you accept a layaway plan? (YES)

About Kish Raven Cheeky and Tonner Alice in Wonderland:
My dear Nancy, Both dolls are stunning! Raven is a beauty; she looks like a young girl who has received a very good education. She is so clever with a quiet character, how lovely! Alice seems to me a like a girl from Tcheky, which is the country of my mother so you can imagine how I appreciate her. ~ autumn 2008 commissions, France

She looks like a child in a painting. A truly magical repaint! It is nothing short of miraculous how you have turned her into such an enchanting little girl, a work of art. ~ England 2008

Your new doll is so adorable. These (Seasons by Kish) dolls are intrinsically very special but it takes your beautiful repainting to reveal their real quality. You have actually revealed how wonderful these dolls can be. It is irresistible. ~ England 2008

Your work (doll on eBay) is WONDERFUL! That doll is gorgeous! ~ New England (USA) 2008

Wow - I really love your painting! The Jutta Kissling vinyl doll (commissioned repaint) is so different from the factory paint and beautifully painted. The painting on the Bethany doll is also very beautiful - new dolls! - Texas 2008

I believe that dolls are art forms that bring happiness to people of all ages, and have done so since long-ago times. - Nancy Lee Moran

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me, put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9 of the New International Version of the Holy Bible



Nancy Lee Moran's POLICY TO SHOW RESPECT FOR HELEN KISH & other doll creators is as follows:
The dolls I use were factory painted. I would never repaint a doll that the artist (Helen Kish) had painted herself, such as some of those in the Kish Signature Line. I would not paint one in a limited edition of fewer than 300 (preferably 500 or more). I consult the beautiful book I own: Helen Kish: The Artist and Her Dolls by Louise Fecher (hardcover published in 2006). I am NOT affiliated with any doll company, creator or manufacturer.


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