Sharron Huffman, Artist
Welcome to my website!
A relief printmaker, I specialize in nature printing: using the actual organism (fish, fern, octopus….) to create the image. Once I have my original prints to work with, II use mixed media collage techniques with encaustic (melted beeswax, tree resin, and pigments) to create light filled environments for my one-of-kind images.
I have been a proud member of the Nature Printing Society since 1997.
New work! This piece, leading the slideshow below, began with a market purchased squid, more than 2 feet long. I made several prints from the squid (squid, by the way, are harder to print than octopus – they tend to release more of their own bodily fluids into the process), including several "impressionistic" images on tissue paper, perfect for layering into encaustic. This piece, presenting the middle section of my original subject, is only 8 inches square. My intent was to give the impression of a shy cephalopod exploring the murky depths, verging toward the abstract.