Bend Oregon artist, Barbara Hudin, was born and raised in San Francisco and was taught to paint at an early age by her father, who was a commercial artist and mural painter. While attending Pacific NW College of Art as a drawing and printmaking major, Barbara began experimenting with encaustic painting. Currently, she is working with experimental nontoxic printmaking processes: ImagOn photo film laminated onto aluminum or plexi (recyclable plates), saline sulfate etched steel and encaustic printing plates. Often natural pigments collected from volcanic areas and roadcuts throughout Oregon and the SW will be incorporated into her work after being “hand ground” into an ink or paint base. Natural pigments are frequently found in areas where native peoples lived and created petroglyphs. These discovered “marks” have had a strong influence on her most recent work.