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TIFF Barrett

TIFFBahamas

Nassau, NP

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TIFF Gallery is the site for the complete line of premium TIFF Batik/Watercolor Silk Paintings and accessories including iPhone Cases, Canvas Art, Throw Pillows, Tote Bags and more! One work of art can take weeks to spawn in TIFF's mind. Only when TIFF, Tiffany Barrett, has resolved that it is ready in theory will she begin the painstaking process of laying out the habotai silk sheet (a Lightweight silk, also known as China silk), sketching a rough outline, tracing selected areas with a tube of wax called a gutta, painting the various layers of colors with fabric dye, drying it overnight, steaming and drying it overnight a second time. If by any chance there is a slight flaw in the finished product, it is disposed of and the process starts from scratch again.

Tiff attributes her perfectionism to her mother, and considers her success accidental in the literal sense. After years as a popular eco-tour owner and operator in Grand Bahama, a terrible car collision left her debilitated with severe neck injuries. For someone who touted herself as an outdoorsman, inactivity led to depression, and as a therapeutic gesture Tiff's mother took her to a one-day batik class. She was fascinated from the first hour. Today, the entrepreneur-turned- artist divides her time between three passions, her children, husband Ras Hailu, and her art. I have my family's support entirely, she says. My twins are my most outspoken critics and my husband is a pillar for me at all times.

The traditional cloth printing art of Indonesia, batik is a dyeing technique that uses wax and colorful dyes to decorate a piece of fabric. Traditional prints are deeply rooted in Hinduism, but the art form has made its way onto the catwalks of London and now into the art galleries and craft stores of The Bahamas.

Excerpts written By Craig Eldon

 

Washed Up - Mermaid by TIFF Barrett

 

Three Little Pigs by TIFF

 

Bahamian Turtle Dove by TIFF

 

Dancing Triggers by TIFF

 

Diving Conch by TIFF

 

Bashful by TIFF

 

Zoo by TIFF Barrett

Zoo

 

Lionheart by TIFF

 

Garden Treasures by TIFF Barrett

 

Wonders Of The Sea by TIFF

 

Sweet Island Home by TIFF Barrett

 

Aura by TIFF

 

Fatal Attraction by TIFF

 

Bonefish by TIFF

 

Blue Marlin by TIFF

 

Iris by TIFF

 

Big Red by TIFF

 

Kala by TIFF

 

Playing Koi by TIFF

 

Dolphin Smile by TIFF

 

In Flight by TIFF

 

Peepin Tom by TIFF

 

Game On by TIFF

 

Fire and Ice by TIFF

 

Soul Changes by TIFF

 

Divers Wet Dream by TIFF

 

Bahamaian Delicacies by TIFF

 

Sunkissed by TIFF

 

Hide and Seek by TIFF

 

Mangrove Baby Turtle by TIFF

 

Swimming Piggy by Tiffany Barrett

 

Mare Scare by TIFF

 

Mystic Mermaid by TIFF

 

Booty Call by TIFF

 

Conch Shallows by TIFF

 

Woman at the well by TIFF

 

Predator by TIFF

 

Island Cock by TIFF Barrett

 

Mermaid Queen by TIFF Barrett

 

Poinciana Royale by TIFF

 

Mahi by TIFF

 

Turtle Creek by TIFF

 

Flamingo Passion by TIFF

 

Back To Eden by TIFF

 

Fatal Attraction Mug by TIFF

 

Garden Treasures Mug by TIFF

 

Turtle Creek Mug by TIFF

 

Woman at the Well Mug by TIFF