Today we’d like to introduce you to Tiffany Blaise.
Tiffany, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I’ve been drawing and making things for as long as I can remember. When I was younger, I would dream up jewelry designs and build these wild hat designs out of ribbons and other items scavenged around the house. When I was six, my mom decided to enroll me in art classes at a seaside gallery close to our home where I learned to paint with watercolor. I painted an abstract ship which ended up being featured in one of the groups shows at the gallery. At the event, my picture was taken for the local paper and I met another artist who inspired and mentored me, and this was the beginning of my journey as a painter.
Several years later, I became interested in pursuing a career in industrial design, but continued to draw and paint during my free time. After parting with a design job that I held for several years I felt compelled to take the leap into working on my art full time and have not looked back!
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I paint emotionally-charged landscapes that explore the themes of reflection and transformation in nature and ourselves. My subjects range from minimal landscapes to monumental waves. Opaque oil paint and cold wax are blended, moved and sculpted onto the surface of the artworks with an impasto technique to capture my own consciousness as well as the mood of a scene. Remnants of initial thoughts can be identified in ink strokes and other markings as revealed through the layers of paint. This notion of creating poetic landscapes is inspired by Cezanne’s works and his idea “A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.” My work challenges us to reflect on personal experiences and seek the balance between calm and chaos in nature and in our own minds.
How can artists connect with other artists?
Being an artist definitely introduces a lot of isolation and reflective time into your daily life, and this is one of the biggest challenges for me. It helps to build a network of other creative people to attend events or go on artist dates with! Joining a like-minded group of creatives such as Creative Mornings, a monthly breakfast lecture series for the creative community, has really helped to inspire and motivate me wherever I am in the world…they have chapters in 191 cities!
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I have an upcoming solo show called Unearth in Melbourne at the Walker St Gallery! This exhibit is very much about my artistic journey over the past year, which was very emotional, filled with twists and turns and lots of change. My artistic style has changed dramatically since moving out of my comfort zone to a new country filled with vivid color, and some of the most beautiful landscapes I have ever seen.
You can also view my work and sign up for my newsletter online at www.tiffanyblaiseart.com for event invites, exhibition information, and to preview my new painting collections.
Follow me on instagram @tiffanyblaiseart to see the behind the scenes development of my newest works! You can also purchase my artwork on Saatchi Art.
- Website: www.tiffanyblaiseart.
- Phone: 0435 335 703
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @tiffanyblaiseart
- Facebook: https://www.
- Other: https://www.saatchiart.
Photo of me taken by Eugenia Filippova @filippovaphotography