Gerard Klein Hofmeijer Preserves Period Dutch Architecture in Fine Miniature Scale

Gerard Klein Hofmeijer, a native of Utrecht, The Netherlands, is a classically trained scientist who has admired, loved and constructed miniatures since childhood. Klein Hofmeijer works in a variety of scales between 1:50 and 1:100 to replicate historic buildings, houses, garden vignettes and 3D facades. His work offers a glimpse into the classic Dutch architectural style of the past and Dutch influence on contemporary design. A special exhibit of Mr. Klein Hofmeijer's 3D facades will be on view in the Gallery at D. Thomas Fine Miniatures starting November 12, 2016 including “Delft,” fashioned after Johannes Vermeer’s “The Little Street” painted in 1657. “The Little Street” is significant to

Open House Celebration of New Works by IGMA Fellow and Wildlife Miniaturist Beth Freeman-Kane Sunday

Join us on Sunday, October 16 from 3-5pm at D. Thomas Fine Miniatures for a celebration of new works by wildlife miniaturist Beth Freeman-Kane. This is a great chance to meet the artist and review her latest works on exhibition in the Gallery. A lifelong resident of South Africa, Freeman-Kane (a fellow of the International Guild of Miniature Artisans and signature member of the Miniature Artists of America) creates miniatures utilizing sculpture, painting techniques and mixed media elements that offer a unique view of nature. “Little things matter!” she says. “My artwork celebrates the significance of small things most often overlooked in nature and I invite the viewer to reinvest attention

Auction Registration is Open: World's Smallest Pink Ribbon Pin

Registration is now open for the auction of the world’s smallest Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon Pin commissioned by D. Thomas Fine Miniatures and created by miniaturist Bill Studebaker. D. Thomas Fine Miniatures has partnered with Bidsquare, the online auctioneer, to conduct the sale starting October 18 and ending October 25. Click here to register and bid. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Race for the Cure sponsored by Susan G. Komen Foundation. Darren T. Scala, Founder of D. Thomas Fine Miniatures, says “Miniatures encourage the viewer to look more closely at an object in an effort to see the smallest detail. I had this tiny pin commissioned because I wanted to really for

Beth Freeman-Kane Celebrates the Rich and Diverse Wildlife of the Hudson River Valley in the Palm of

Each day Beth Freeman-Kane rejoices in the many rich splendors of nature in her family’s log cabin in semi-rural Assagay near Durban in KwaZu\u-Natal, South Africa. Her unique expression of personal joy comes from appreciating the lush green valley, abundant with bird life she looks out onto from her studio window and by recreating fine scale miniature renditions of fauna and flora indigenous to her native South African backyard and from species found across the globe. These natural wonders most of us can only envision from flipping through travel guides, nature books and photos are the everyday inspiration and the fuel for her passion for the celebration of all living things. Beth embarked

Eames Chairs, Open Floor Plans and Sub-Zero Refrigerators—For Your Dollhouse

The Wall Street Journal, Monday, October 3, 2016 – Michele Volonino bought a little fixer-upper this spring for a song, figuring she could improve the Victorian with a wee bit of gut renovation.She grabbed a saw and removed a load-bearing wall to open the kitchen to the dining room. She reinforced the room with wood beams, which she stained to match the dark-wood floors she installed. The result evoked the “shabby chic” style she favors, although it was tricky getting her fingers far enough into some rooms to achieve it. “Most dollhouses are stuck in that Victorian age,” says Ms. Volonino, a yoga teacher in Gallatin, Tenn., of her renovation project to the secondhand structure she bought for

World's Smallest Pink Ribbon Pin Expected to Make a Big Impact in the Fight Against Breast Cance

D. Thomas Fine Miniatures is pleased to announce the commission of the world’s smallest Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon Pin. The company has partnered with Bidsquare, the online auctioneer, to conduct the sale starting October 18 and ending October 25 with preview and registration beginning Oct 9. Click here to register and bid. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Race for the Cure sponsored by Susan G. Komen Foundation. Darren T. Scala, Founder of D. Thomas Fine Miniatures, says “Miniatures encourage the viewer to look more closely at an object in an effort to see the smallest detail. I had this tiny pin commissioned because I wanted to really force people to notice the pin in

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