When I was asked to paint this set, I thought about saying no, but only for about a second. “Nightmare Before Christmas” was one of my favorite movies and I wasn’t sure if I could do it justice. The characters all have very distinctive shapes to them that I didn’t think it would translate very well on nesting dolls. But I liked a good challenge now and again and here it is:

Nightmare Before Christmas

Left to right: Oogie Boogie, The Mayor of Hallowee Town, Sally, Dr. Finkelstein, Jack Skellington, and Zero.

Some details:


Sally’s vision of the Christmas tree before it was burned to smithereens.

Jack Skellington

Jack’s snowflake.


Oogie Boogie’s snake-filled dice.

Happy Mayor Unhappy Mayor

The two faces of the Mayor.


Zero with a little jack-o-lantern for a nose.