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Tiffany Charesse was born in Atlanta, GA, where she studied and graduated at The Art Institute with a BFA in Graphic Design. Since then, she has maintained a career working in the art & design industry. “It’s the intimacy of portraiture that I enjoy the most. There is no hiding or pretending when someone is studying your every wrinkle and strand of hair, and there are no flaws in raw beauty. From the very moment a first stroke is laid, my subject on paper turns into a real person in my mind - with whom I’m building a relationship with. I’m talking to that person, shaping its features, creating a personality. Some of them I fuss and share tears with, while others capture my heart and make it hard for me to let go… I want people to look at my portraits and want to know the story behind each face - or at least the stories we shared together in the studio…”