Tamara Hirzel


“Nature is my inspiration. Animals, plants and the larger landscape connect me to the rhythms that have measured out life for generations. By distilling details and using line, color and texture, I create fine art prints that reflect the natural world around me.

I am a printmaker working in the relief methods of woodblock and linocut. Carving into the plate, I feel the shape of the image through my tools. The dialogue between ink, printing plate and paper fascinates me and leads to new ideas.

My hand pulled prints are created with high quality inks on archival papers and printed on an etching press. I often paint them with watercolor. From carving to press, my prints are each an original piece of art.”

Tamara Hirzel is a nature inspired printmaker focusing on the relief methods of woodblock and linocut. Her images reflect a fascination with story and natural history. She received a BFA from Maine College of Art and recently completed a seven month Artist in Residence position at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. She teaches printmaking at the KIA Kirk Newman Art School and is an active participant in Alchemy: an Artists + Writers Initiative.

Button Gallery’s website is intended to present a sample of the wonderful work our artists have to show. To see more, please visit the gallery or contact us @ buttongalleryfineart@gmail.com and we would be happy to assist you.