Miss Mindy creates in her home studio in Eagle Rock, CA., with her artist husband Rick O’Brien and their bi-lingual circus dog ‘Radio.’
With a big pile of luck, Miss Mindy was born into a big-hearted family of artists and designers. Her biggest inspiration being 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.
‘Cartoon Folk Art’ is how many describe her work due to the old timey feel, big eyes, and exaggerated proportions. She was very inspired by 80’s Anime, Disney, and Max Fleisher’s Betty Boop cartoons in her young artist life. On a steady diet of Honeycomb cereal and Robotech, her summers were filled to the gills with drawing stories, and creating character designs like she worked for a big ‘ol studio.
Later on down the road, Miss Mindy did end up working in Animation as prolific professional artist for over a decade, and still does special projects for studios like Nickelodeon, WildBrain, Warner Brothers and Cartoon Network.
“Creating a line with my vintage ‘style twist’ on the beloved Disney Characters has just been a dream! With TONS of gratitude… ~ MM”