Artist Statement:
“I have always been fascinated with the way light reveals forms to create the most profound collaboration and symphony of color notes and shapes that we see in landscapes all around us. In my paintings, I seek to capture those stories I find in the shifting color and light through unique color palettes and bold brushstrokes. My goal is not to reiterate what I see onto a canvas; I strive to capture the energy, essence, and fleeting impression that the landscape embedded in me when I first laid eyes on the sight.”

 

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Tiffanie Mang is a digital illustrator, gouache plein air artist, and landscape painter born and raised in San Diego.  Aside from working in the animation industry as a freelance concept artist and illustrator, Tiffanie’s biggest passion is capturing the beauty of nature around her in gouache plein air painting and landscapes. Tiffanie grew up in the world of art, studying painting and drawing at her local art school in San Diego from the age of 6.  She attended school at the University of Southern California, graduating with a BA in Animation and Digital Arts in 2014.  Her short film, Emile, was accepted into several festivals and won the Audience Choice Award in the online AudienceAwards filmmaker contest in 2014.
In 2016, Tiffanie landed a job that would change her career path. She applied to work as an animator on the Oscar nominated animated feature Loving Vincent at Breakthru Films, a completely hand painted film in oil paints illustrating the life of Van Gogh.  Tiffanie flew over to Gdansk, Poland in May to take the test and subsequently worked on the film for 6 months while living abroad in Poland. Working on the film was an incredible life changing experience, and Tiffanie knew that when she went back to the states, she had to somehow pursue her passion for fine art more and make it a reality.
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In 2018 after freelancing for studios such as Bart Kresa Studio, Fiction LA, HuevoCartoon, Disney, and more, Tiffanie moved back to San Diego to secure a painting studio while teaching and freelancing.  Although Tiffanie is just making her debut into the fine art world, her oil and gouache work has been accepted in over 20 galleries and shows, including the CAC Gold Medal exhibition for three years in a row from 2019-2021.  She also was invited to have her first solo show featuring her gouache work at Crary Art Gallery in Warren, Pennsylvania in 2019. Tiffanie also loves to teach; she was an oil and gouache painting instructor at Art on 30th in San Diego, and has taught a number of plein air gouache workshops around southern California and internationally as well, including Curacao and London.

As a digital and traditional artist, one of Tiffanie’s passions is sharing how she applies and interchanges the concepts, techniques and philosophies from one medium to another, which prompted her to start her own mentorship business. Tiffanie now successfully and independently runs her own digital and gouache painting mentorships, where she mentors students online for 8 weeks to help them level up in their  painting skills from the fundamentals up. In the last year in a half, Tiffanie has mentored over 25 students from literally all around the world, including Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.

As a fine artist and filmmaker, Tiffanie is always striving to explore the possibilities of how she can combine her traditional painting skills with digital media to create engaging narratives. She believes that film and fine art will always be powerful mediums that can connect different cultures through great storytelling, and she hopes to bring those unique stories to life, whether it be through beautiful landscapes, animated films, or heartfelt illustrations.

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