“A Day In The Life” with Vancouver-based visual artist, Tiffany Blaise

Tiffany Blaise is a Vancouver-based visual artist with a passion for creating mixed-media paintings out of oil paint, ink and cold wax. Her artwork is inspired by dramatic seascapes and landscapes across the West coast and beyond and explores both chaos and calm in nature. Her paintings capture dreamlike moments and convey a narrative utilizing the key themes of movement and transformation. While each piece is being painted it evolves and transitions quickly, like a storm or crashing wave.

Tiffany earned a BFA from Concordia University. Her work has been featured in The Telus World of Science, the Cirque Du Soleil headquarters in Montreal and is held in private art collections across the globe.

When she’s not painting Tiffany can be found hunting for one-of-a-kind vintage items or shopping at local markets for fresh ingredients – both of which are elements for further creative concoctions in the home and kitchen.

Tiffany Blaise
Several of my paintings from my “Halcyon” collection
One of my newest paintings titled “Last Light”, 30X60”, mixed media on canvas
In the studio with my cardigan corgi Phoenix. He is the best studio dog!
In the process of painting “Shining Moment”, a 54” X 96” dramatic seascape piece
A Group of paintings from my “Changeful Dream” collection gathered in the studio
Staring at a Gordon Smith painting at Equinox Gallery. Gordon Smith is one of my favourite Canadian artists and his work is endlessly inspiring to me
Painting in my Chinatown art studio
Tiffany Blaise
Painting the sunset view in watercolour on a recent trip to Savary Island
Tiffany Blaise
Installing my largest painting “Shining Moment” with my dad at my current exhibition “Deliverance” (running until Dec 11th) at the Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver
Tiffany Blaise
Holding “The Ocean’s Stage” before photographing it on the rooftop of my studio which has the best light

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Which ’hood are you in?

I live near The Drive in East Van and my studio is in Chinatown.

What do you do?

I’m a mixed-media landscape painter. I love to capture scenes inspired by the West Coast and my travels.

What are you currently working on?

I’m currently creating a collection of paintings inspired by the northern lights and mountains which will be released this winter. I’m also beginning to work on creating paintings for my upcoming show at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre opening next summer!

Where can we find your work?

You can find my work on my website and on Instagram, or by contacting me at info@tiffanyblaise.com to arrange a studio visit!

Also, you can visit the Galleries that show my work: Tofino Gallery of Contemporary, Gild and Co and Artworks Gallery.

 

 

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