I had to do a separate post on D. THOMAS FINE MINIATURES. An incredible store of doll houses and miniatures. Yes these places do exist. They are in hidden alleys and appear to those who believe in art of doll houses.
My son Dan came upon D. THOMAS Fine Miniatures hidden in a mews of stores. When we walked in it was like being transported to another world. Darren T. Scala is the Artist/Proprietor. He was a delightful person who showed us around. He actually was looking for an artist who could teach a workshop on painting miniatures. He asked if I could do that and when he explained that it would mean sizing down masterpiece art into a 1″ or 2″ scaled version I had to decline. I’m good at small paintings but not traditional masterpieces. If anyone out there can do this give Darren a call.
So my curiousity about this art had me search for what a true miniature is. What is the history of the art. And how a store like this can exist selling such a specialty item. Let’s face it, I never knew that miniature collectors and the artists that create these miniatures were around.
So what is a miniature? According to Wikipedia, a miniature is a small-scale reproduction, or a small version. It includes paintings as well. These paintings are very small and extremely detailed.
And of course there are the beautiful doll houses and the furniture created for them.
Here are some things from D. THOMAS Fine Miniatures.
BUT WAIT. IN THE BACK OF THE STORE WAS AN ARTIST RENDITION OF THE BACK BUILDINGS FROM THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK MOVIE “REAR WINDOW “!! WAIT A MINUTE I THINK I SEE GRACE KELLY IN ONE OF THOSE WINDOWS!
D. THOMAS Fine Miniatures is located at 579 Warburton Avenue Shop #6, Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706
Here’s a great link with more incredible artists creating miniature scenes. The site is Mental Floss.