“Creating art is meditative for me. I start most of my pieces by applying dark colors in huge swathes until the canvas has a chaotic feeling to it. Then I work to clear the space, applying paler shades over the canvas to reveal a presence of calm. It’s a process that mirrors “decluttering” the mind while also seeking an unbalanced balance.”
-Tif Wolf, 2022
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Tif Wolf is a self-taught artist who comes from three generations of multimedia artists—and yet never made visual art until spring 2019. Tif discovered painting abstracts as a form of meditation, without forcing an outcome. Although the results are fluid forms, she only uses tools such as palette knives and scrapers.
Wolf is inspired by creating a space for expansiveness within the self, and how skies can provide such a space, whether viewed in highly-populated cities or Sullivan County.
Before becoming a painter, Tif worked at Viacom in television
operations and performed as a drummer in a queer rock band (whose claim to fame was opening for the Indigo Girls). She also studied and taught martial arts and self-defense for 15 years to women and transpeople. Tif paints in Narrowsburg, where she lives with her wife and their rescue dog Freddie Mercury.
To learn more visit tifwolf.com
Join us on Saturday, February 19th. The 2-hour event will commence at 9 am outside the DVAA and conclude with an artist talk with Tiff Wolf and a reception featuring warm wild-foraged beverages.
This event is free to attend but advanced registration is required and limited to 15 attendees.
The activities of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance are made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support from the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.