Mark Ryden is and American painter born in Medford Oregon. You might not know his name but his work is unforgettable. Currently he resides in Southern California where he has a studio and lives with his wife and two daughters. He is a perfect combination of cute and creepy and that style is a favorite of mine.
This is a great book of some of his work.
Here is a time lapse video of the above painting. This guy is amazing!