DescriptionThis is a mixed media piece of mine, pastel/colored pencil. Soulful eyes are all you need to see to know the heart of this dog. She is always looking up to pull at the heart of who ever is lucky enough to be her friend. The detail that I wanted to achieve with her eyes was so critical to the emotion of this portrait.
Tiffany Beane, Springfield Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement Biography
The American Artist, Tiffany Beane, is a member of The Colored Pencil Society of America, as well as The Portrait Society of America, among other professional affiliations. Upon graduating from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Fine Art's Degree, with minors in Graphic Design and Commercial Illustration, Tiffany went on to Illinois State University in her studies of Art Education (k-12). In 1997 Tiffany started her fine art studio business. Tiffany accepts commissions and sales from within Illinois, her home state, as well as nationally and internationally. In addition to commissions one can find Tiffany's portraiture and non-portraiture art at various juried art shows and gallery exhibits, as well as in many client's private collections throughout the United States. Due to her technical skill and her strong sense of color and value Tiffany has been the recipient of numerous national artistic awards. In conjunction with her work at her art studio, Tiffany also teaches private and group art classes to children and adults, As well as spending time with her camera, photographing people and animals. In addition to shooting photos not related to portraiture, but of more of a fine art nature. When working Tiffany can be found painting, marketing her art, teaching art courses, and shooting photos. And when not in the studio Tiffany spends her time with her husband Chad, and their one in a half year old son, and their two dogs ( other wise known as their furry children) at their home in Springfield Illinois. Tiffany’s other interest include, reading, gardening, interior design and anything involving her family. Tiffany's art can be viewed and purchased at her various showings through out the United States, on her web site or by private appointment at her studio in Illinois. Commissions can be placed in person, or by the use of phone conferencing in which e-mail, Tiffany's web site, and regular mail are used to facilitate the process.
To me, painting depicts the poetry of life. My passion is to capture the mood and emotions of the world around me. I strive to create paintings that mean something, to people. Whatever the emotion is, it does not matter. as long as people are moved by viewing my work. In the creation of my realistic and stylized art. I find that my colored pencils, oil paints , watercolor, pastels, acrylics and charcoal, all allow me the variations I crave to breath life into my visions. By developing vibrant layers of paint or circular or linear lines I am able to achieve the textures and energy of art that has fascinated me sense I was a child. Even today when I look back at some of my favorite children's books, I become lost in the images. It can be something as simple but as complex, as how light, color and shape come together, giving birth to an explosion of beauty.
When I'm creating my art I am always able to feel a sense of peace, and a connection to the deepest essence of myself. As an artist, I find the challenge of continually developing my own voice through my art immensely satisfying. And revel in all the journeys. Whether that be creating the luminosity of a child's skin, capturing the depth of wisdom that is etched across a fathers face, or infusing emotion into a still life or landscape. And when I'm truly successful at meeting these challenges, my paintings reflect the beauty of each person, subject, or place that I portray. Just as when I create a portrait, I strive to chronicle everything about that individual at that particular moment in life. Appearance as well as personality, temperament and even interests. It is no longer just a portrait it is a piece of art that tells the story of that individual. And through my portraits, narrative figures, still life and landscapes, I try to communicate what attracts me to an image. But leave enough ambiguous, that the viewer has room for his or her own story.