Russ Shaffer is both art teacher and professional artist. He creates the paper that becomes his one of a kind works of art. Russ combines papermaking, carving and embossing with printmaking techniques to achieve a three dimensional effect. He calls his artwork Embossed Engraving, a title given over thirty years ago to set him apart and to identify his art process. His step by step art process as well as his originals can be viewed on his website www.russellshaffer.com at a fine arts festival or the Artbeat Gallery in Waynesburg, Pa.
Russ lives in Wellsburg, West Virginia with his wife Shelia of 40 years. Three daughters and five grandchildren. Life is good.