Tiffany Jarrett was born and raised in New Jersey, USA. As a child she was inspired by her mother and grandmother who are both working artists. Creativity was a part of everyday life while growing up. Tiffany developed a passion for art and began studying fine art in high school. She later received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the San Francisco Art Institute. Throughout the years following attending SFAI, Tiffany had started a family and has been raising her three children. She managed to get some art shows and painting in during those busy years and is now beginning to focus on her career as an artist. /Education: BFA at San Francisco Art Institute/Group Exhibitions:1995 SFAI Group Exhibition at Alcatraz Penitentiary, CA;2007 Three Generations of Artists: Different Strokes at University Medical Center, Princeton, NJ/Solo Exhibitions:2005 at the Frame Carriage, Frenchtown, NJ;2006 Eclectic Stew at Society, Harlem, NYC//Artist Statement: Fueled by an innate need to create, my creative process comes from a purely emotional state. Obscure, ambiguous but seemingly familiar imagery emerges as it is formed on the surface. Its meaning and what it becomes is left to individual interpretation. This process is an exploration of light and darkness, motion, and depth by using patterns, geometric configurations, and biomorphic shapes. Each painting is an expression which represents a reality beyond our physical world, both internal and external places that I call Mindscapes. They are an exploration into an alternate realm of existence, the space between.My process of creation does not begin with a predetermined vision in which the conscious state of mind plans the result; rather, it is purely the emotional state that leads and guides the process. The painting un-folds as colors and movements are formed on the surface where eventually the captured imagery reveals its meaning through what it has become.The possibilities of this internal exploration are mysterious investigations into the dichotomies which we all experience throughout our lives. It is through this thread of commonality that I hope to inspire and encourage others to draw from and define the imagery before them.