About the Artist

I started collecting and then repainting Gene dolls in the late 90’s, specializing in celebrity portrait dolls. I did it as a hobby, and then full-time while my children were little for a few years and then went back to customizing dolls as a hobby when I started teaching high school English. I was fortunate to meet many doll collectors at Gene conventions over the years, and my mom, Sonya, and I collaborated on some fun portrait “Mandolls”.

In 2009, I went back to school and then started teaching web design at a technology center — also moved to a new town, met a wonderful man, and got married! Life has been so full that I had to set aside my doll art for a few years…

Recently, I started working to redesign my website, and I’m hoping to paint a doll occasionally when I get a spare moment! This summer will be my first one off for two years, so I plan to paint then for sure. 🙂

Thank you for your interest in my dolls…


Kristen Harris (formerly Kristen Ashford)




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