Born and raised on the West Coast of British Columbia, I have always held a deep appreciation for the natural beauty surrounding me. The permanence of landscape and architecture, when combined with the ever changing light, provides an endless source of inspiration and challenge. The tension created when painting the “Grand View” in miniature format engages the viewer on an intimate level. There is an elusive quality inherent in miniature paintings which draws the viewer inward.
The roots of painting in miniature are found in the historical art of Illumination; of embellishing and illustrating ancient manuscripts and letters. With the passage of time and changing social trends impacting traditional miniature work, contemporary miniaturists now enjoy a broad range of subjects and mediums to work with.
It will take me approximately 15 hours to complete an average 2 ˝ “ x 3 ˝ ” miniature painting and a generous amount of patience and concentration.
Both a challenging and rewarding experience, painting in miniature has become a passion for me and it is my pleasure to share the artistry and the technique with others.
2009 - Opening of Tiffany Hastie Studio
2008 -International Artist Magazine featured "The Watchers" with accompanying article, February/March 2008 issue.
2006 - Guest Artist at Ron Hedrick's SFAG show, Mission, B.C.
2006 - Solo exhibit at Mission Art Gallery, Mission, B.C.
2005 - Permenant exhibit at Peninsula Gallery, Sidney, B.C.
2005 - Awarded Best Of Show for"Standing Stones Of Clava";Honourable Mention for"Bluebells In Spring".Garibaldi Art Club's Open Small Painting Show, Maple Ridge, B.C.
2003 - Awarded Best Of Show in any medium:Gold for "Garden Light",Silver for "Spring River".Canadian Miniature Society Annual Juried Show, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Quebec.
2003 - International Artist Magazine featured "Blue Water" with accompanying article, February/March 2003 issue.
2003 - Presentation of the art of painting in miniature for the Richard Major Art Group, Shadbolt Center, Burnaby, B.C.
2002 - Art Avenues Magazine featuring Tiffany's artwork and written article on the subject of painting in miniature.
2002 - Visual presentation of the art of painting in miniature at the Federation Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2002 - Permenant exhibit at Signature Framing, Maple Ridge, B.C.
2002 - Awarded Best Painting in any traditional medium: Gold for "Stone Chair", Silver for "Stone Arch", Bronze for "Chickadees On Fence".Canadian Miniature Society Annual Juried Show, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Quebec.
2002 - Feature interview with The Mission City Record newspaper, MIssion, B.C.
2002 - Awarded People's Choice Award and Honourable Mention for "Blue Water".Spring Open Watermedia Juried Show, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2002 - Permenant exhibit at Gainsborough Galleries, Calgary, Alberta.
2002 - Feature interview with The Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Times newspaper, Maple Ridge, B.C.
2001 - Feature interview with The Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows News newspaper, Maple Ridge, B.C.
2001 - Awarded the Peggy and Harry Evans Award for "On Silvermere Lake".Watermedia Water Theme Juried Show, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
2001 - Awarded Special Commendation for "Stroll Through The Cotswolds".Canadian Miniature Society Annual Juried Show, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Quebec.
Summer Vineyard 1.75 x 5.25 in. Acrylic on paper
Summer Fountain 2 x 4.5 in. Acrylic on board
River Rocks 5.25 x 1.75 in. Acrylic on board
Winter Walk 5.25 x 1.75 in. Acrylic on board
Summer Marsh 5.25 x 1.75 in. Acrylic on paper
Arbutus on the Ridge 5.25 x 2 in. Acrylic on paper
Beacon Hill Bluebells 2 x 4.4 in. Acrylic on paper
Mother and Child 1.5 x 2 in. Acrylic on birch panel