Nina Bolen


About Me

My name is Nina Bolen, and I work as a freelance illustrator. Art is a significant part of my life, and I hope to bring joy to people through my artwork. Additionally, I'm a reptile breeder, and it's been a passion of mine for many years. I deeply respect all animals, but reptiles hold a special place in my heart, having worked as a zookeeper in the past.


I specialize in creating unique and creative art pieces using different media such as digital art, watercolors, oil paint, clay sculptures, jewelry, and soft sculpture. My handmade goblin art dolls are incredibly detailed and realistic. I am always friendly and willing to assist aspiring artists.


I live in East TX with my husband and many animals and divide my time between working with animals and creating art. I'm best known for my whimsical fantasy artwork of dragons and other mythical creatures, featured in publications such as Teddy Bears & Friends Magazine, Teddy Bear Review, Bird Talk, Dollums Magazine, and Art Doll Quarterly.


Although I studied fine art, sculpting, and illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, I still consider myself primarily a self-taught artist. My work is available for freelance illustrations, book covers, licensing, and custom orders.



2 of Nina's dolls can be seen in Art Dolls Quarterly Magazine 



Nina's artwork can be found in the following book:
Fairies, Mermaids, & Other Mystical Creatures: Artist Trading Cards by Renee Mallett

Is a must have book for anyone that loves fantasy art or collects ACEOs or ATC. I have over 15 pieces of artwork featured in this book.


Nina's artwork has also been featured in an issue of BirdTalk magazine


 Nina's artwork has also been published in Teddy Bear Review magazine

Check out the "Most wanted" section of the fall 2010 issue of Teddy Bear & friends magazine for some of Nina's work!

Copyright & Use

I appreciate your respect for my ownership of my work & my copyrights. All art is ©2014-2019 NinaBolen except where otherwise noted & may NOT be reproduced, printed, re-distributed, modified or posted elsewhere without written authorization. Copyright policies are enforced. Please do not use any of my artwork without my permission.