WildlifeInPaper

The Art of Tiffany Miller Russell

Denver, Colorado | 165 Sales

WildlifeInPaper

The Art of Tiffany Miller Russell

Denver, Colorado 165 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Cut paper sculpture; Original artwork and reproductions.

I am a fine artist working in the medium of paper sculpture.

With my art I strive to explore the boundaries of media, drawing, composition, color, and the power of the visual image to communicate and inspire.

The paper sculptures are made from flat pieces of found specialty handmade and scrapbooking paper. While choosing materials, I utilize the existing colors, patterns, and textures available commercially. I also add my own highlights with sponging, airbrushing, painting, and pastel techniques. Flat paper is shaped by hand into three-dimensional forms and layered to create depth.

I have a formal artistic training from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, and an informal training from years of experience in the art world. My background is in scientific illustration and fine wildlife art, my interests lie in the fields of biology, ecology, and paleontology. I am a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists. Gallery representation through Rare Gallery of Jackson Hole.

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Last updated on Apr 23, 2018

Cut paper sculpture; Original artwork and reproductions.

I am a fine artist working in the medium of paper sculpture.

With my art I strive to explore the boundaries of media, drawing, composition, color, and the power of the visual image to communicate and inspire.

The paper sculptures are made from flat pieces of found specialty handmade and scrapbooking paper. While choosing materials, I utilize the existing colors, patterns, and textures available commercially. I also add my own highlights with sponging, airbrushing, painting, and pastel techniques. Flat paper is shaped by hand into three-dimensional forms and layered to create depth.

I have a formal artistic training from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, and an informal training from years of experience in the art world. My background is in scientific illustration and fine wildlife art, my interests lie in the fields of biology, ecology, and paleontology. I am a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists. Gallery representation through Rare Gallery of Jackson Hole.

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About

Tiffany Miller Russell - Wildlife in Paper

I delight in the unique and unusual, and my goal when creating is to communicate with my viewer that excitement. I hope to pass along a little bit of wonder for the world around us.

My subject is the natural world. I find my inspiration in nature and the diversity of life, the individuality of a creature and its relationship to the world, and animals as cultural and artistic icons.

I work in cut paper sculpture, creating highly detailed three-dimensional collages.

The sculptures are created with found specialty and imported handmade papers. Many colors and patterns are available in my materials, and additional altering of color or texture may be done during any stage in the sculpting process. The drawing for each piece is well-researched, from thumbnails, to behavioral gestures, to anatomical sketches, to the detailed line drawing that the artwork will be created from.

Specialty papers are cut flat, then given shape as I score lines with a bone needle and create forms by pushing the paper with my fingers. Elements may be subtly tinted with a paintbrush dusted in pastels. Acid-free tacky glue is applied by toothpick, and all but the largest elements are placed using tweezers. The sculptures are protected in shadowbox frames behind Conservation UV Glass or Museum Acrylic.

Although my medium is three-dimensional, my influences are derived from the visual approach of two-dimensional mediums such as oil painting. From a technical aspect, I strive to explore the limits of my art materials and create sculpture that resembles painting.

My work has exhibited in national and international juried museum exhibitions, including the traveling exhibit Art and the Animal, Art of the Animal Kingdom at the Bennington Center for the Arts, the Colorado Governor's Invitational, and the International Paleo Art Exhibition at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. I have taken home the top awards for three dimensional work in many of these shows, and also received Honorable Mention and Finalist in the Artist’s Magazine Art Competition.

I am a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists, an associate member of Women Artists of the West, and a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.

I am represented by Saks Galleries in Denver, Colorado.

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Last updated on December 11, 2015
Welcome! The artist-collector relationship goes beyond that of seller-buyer, and becomes a partnership for the future. Just as I am the artist of a sculpture, drawing, or painting, you are the artist of your own living space, which is a reflection of your own spirit. I am pleased and proud to have you consider adding my work to your environment.

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*** The satisfaction of my collectors is key to a successful relationship. ***


Satisfaction Guarantee:

Full refund including outgoing shipping charges is available on all items from 45 days of receipt of delivery (buyer is responsible for return shipping charges, and item must be returned before refund will be issued.)

Any refunds requested after 45 days will be refunded or replaced with credit to the WildlifeInPaper store at my discretion, however, please don't let this defer you from approaching me if you are unsatisfied for any reason.


Quality and Shipping Guarantee:

All artwork is guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship, and damage due to shipping from my studio. Please contact me for return of item for repair, refund, or shop credit. Return shipping will be covered in this case and reimbursed to collector when the item is received in studio.

These guarantee and repair policies last for the lifetime of the artist (within all my practical means and efforts) and transfer with ownership of the artwork.
Shipping
All large artworks are shipped with Conservation Clear UV Plexiglass as a replacement of the Conservation Clear UV Glass in the artwork. This helps to reduce shipping charges do to weight, but more importantly reduces the likelihood of breakage and damage to the artwork. Small and medium sized artwork (generally 14 inches and smaller) will be shipped with Conservation Clear UV Glass, unless otherwise noted in product description.


Domestic Shipping:

A tracking number is included for all orders above $25, and a signature confirmation will be required for shipment of all original paper sculptures. Insurance is included in cost of shipping.


International Shipping:

Insurance and tracking is not automatically included in the dropdown estimate, but is an optional upgrade presented during checkout. The upgrade to Priority International includes an expedited shipping time of 6-10 days for 'many major markets' according to the USPS calculated pricing. Always allow extra time for your order to travel through customs! Estimated shipping times for standard First-Class International are unavailable.

I am in the process of setting up international shipping for individual offerings in my shop; please contact me if the listing you are interested in does not have international shipping attached to it yet.


Local Delivery:

Buyers within the state of Colorado (and southern Wyoming) may contact me for hand delivery of large artworks.
Additional policies and FAQs
All original artwork contains a Warranty that guarantees originality of the work, and a Contract that binds you with certain expectations (ie. copyright of the work remains with me.) The following is a sample Warranty/Contract from my limited edition sculptures. To see the full Warranty/Contract for a particular sculpture, please contact me before purchase.

"This Artwork, titled <blank> is an original work of fine art in paper and mixed media hand made by the Artist Tiffany Miller. It is the <blank> in a limited edition of no more than <blank> other originals that vary in color and material. Once the edition is filled, no more works will be created from the same master pattern.

By purchasing Artwork, the Buyer agrees not to permit any intentional destruction, damage, or modification to the Artwork.

No transfer of copyright or reproduction rights is granted and all such rights remain with the Artist."