Acrylic on board 12″ × 16″

My inspiration for this work is a lovely little rag doll that I made some years ago. I always call her Sally Sunshine because she makes me smile with her happy little face. She sits on the rocking chair in my bedroom and is the first thing I see when I open my eyes in the morning.

I have enjoyed painting her so much that I am going to produce a series of art in this style for children’s rooms called Creative Whims.


rag doll, folk art, angela burman, children, primitive, acrylic

Born in Cardiff, but now live in the West Midlands. Graduated from Birmingham City University with a BA (Hons) in Visual Arts.

Key styles: impressionism, abstracts and whimsical,which cover a wide range of subject matter from pure abstract, figurative, portrait, still life, nature and wildlife.

Media used: oils, acrylic, mixed media, collage, textiles and digital photography and photoshop.

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  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladealmost 4 years ago

    Oh Angie she is adorable. So gorgeoos expression and love the colours. Well done Angie.

  • Thank you Anthea for this wonderful feedback. Im happy with the way her image has translated from 3D to 2D xx

    – Angela Burman

  • Berns
    Bernsalmost 4 years ago

    This is so beautiful !

  • Thank you very much Berns for your lovely comment x

    – Angela Burman

  • hjaynefoster
    hjaynefosteralmost 4 years ago

    You must write a book about Sally. I’d be the first to buy a copy, with the hope that the autor would sign it first…
    I collect children’s books.

  • Thank you Jayne. The feedback is so wonderful. I shall have so many characters soon in my repetoire hehehe. I just might think about a story for her :)))

    – Angela Burman

  • hjaynefoster
    hjaynefosteralmost 4 years ago

    Need I say… Instant fave… Thank you so much Angie.

  • Thank you for fav this Jayne. Really appreciate it :))

    – Angela Burman

  • salena
    salenaalmost 4 years ago

    Oh she is too cute!!!

  • Hi Salena, good to see you and your new avatar is lovely. Thank you for your lovely comment

    – Angela Burman

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonalmost 4 years ago

    What a cutie! Beautifully done Angela!

  • Thank you very much Maree :))

    – Angela Burman

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...almost 4 years ago

    Sally Sunshine, you made Sherri feel like sunshine after looking at you, with your sweet little looks….love it Angela, she is so sunshiney…and so cute…great

  • How lovely you are sherri. Thank you for your kind words about Sally Sunshine. She is such a special little rag doll to me. Im so happy she made you smile my friend. Lots of hugs xxxx

    – Angela Burman

  • Lynne Prestebak
    Lynne Prestebakalmost 4 years ago

    I love Sally! What a cutie she is. Makes me smile!

  • Thank you so much Lynne x

    – Angela Burman

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckeralmost 4 years ago

    Oh My Goodness…she is adorable!!! I want a dolly just like her!!! I bet she gives good hugs!!! Well done once again Angie!!! A+ :o)

  • Hi Dawn. Thank you and you are right, she does give great hugs. She also gets kissed a lot. So happy you like her my friend x

    – Angela Burman

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanalmost 4 years ago

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