Welcome to the whimsical world of Pantovola
I am Anouk, a Textile Artist, Dollmaker and Painter,
living in the beautiful old port town Harlingen in The Netherlands.

With my fantastical world of two- and three dimensional works I tell stories of magical lands inhabited by
Witches, Wolves, Teapot Ghosts, anthropomorphic animals and Fairy people
My art is inspired by the old Nordic and Russian Folk Tales, Mythology and the dusty puppet theatres of my childhood.
With my dolls and sculptures I reminisce Old World nostalgia with a little bit of melancholy.
Story telling is the beating heart of what I create,
be it in sculpting, doll making or painting.
I collect old objects, ephemera and antique fabrics,
which I incorporate into my art dolls and sculptures, adding secret stories and bits of forgotten history.
For a quick overview of my work I made this Gallery
All else can be found via the navigation menu at the top of this page
I hope you enjoy visiting my website!