HELLO!
 

My name is Rosa. I'm a 33 years old self-taught artist living in Barcelona (Spain) and I create One-of-a-kind faerie sculptures under the name of Nenúfar Blanco.

The meaning of Nenúfar Blanco in english is White Water Lily. Water lilies has always been one of my favorite flowers, which I have always related to nymphs, fairies and other nature spirits. I love water lilies because they are eerie plants that are deeply rooted in cold and stagnant waters, growing in shady locations with adverse living conditions but even so, its flowers are beautiful, bright and they convey serenity and pureness... just as my sculptures, they all are delicate and melancholic creatures with strong hidden passions beneath the apparent calm.

Since I can remember I have always been very creative, as a child I loved to create illustrated diaries, write short poems, make paper dolls, etc... Handling and playing with modelling clay always brought me a feeling of calm and inner satisfaction, it was like meditating at a very early age!

I started making one-of-a-kind polymer clay dolls in 2005, when I discovered, while surfing the Internet, a sculpture called Frog Kisses by the artist Tanya Marriott, when seeing it I felt a great emotion that carried me to the world I had imagined since child. At that moment I knew that I had to pursue a life in art, specifically in doll art.

My work is mainly inspired by Faerie Realm and Nature for which I feel a beautiful attraction, but other of my influences is the aesthetics of the Pre-Raphaelite painters. I'm fascinated by the dresses of their works and especially by its long red-haired languid muses.
When I was very young, a book came to my hands: The Book of Nymphs, Sylphs, Pygmies, and Salamanders of Paracelsus. Since then it became my "bible"!
Movies, literature, music, walking through the woods and daydreaming too much is also a big source of inspiration.

My sculptures are in private collections around the world and one of them can be seen in the Orkney Faerie Museum of Scotland.

Some of my creations appeared in a shortfilm where I’ve collaborated, called “El Alquimista” by The Green Catcher Project.

I have published two Ebooks on how to make these sculptures named "Learn to make polymer clay fairies with Nenúfar Blanco" and "Making fairy wings with Nenúfar Blanco".

I hope to continue improving in my sculpting and encourage others to try it, because doll-making is my passion, this art form offers me endless creativity and I am very happy about it.
I’m truly blessed!

~Rosa