After about 17 successful years of focusing on clay work, Huff switched gears mid-career and started painting full time. She traveled extensively in West Africa, France, Italy, Belgium, Holland and Greece and many of the symbols and inspiration came from her travels. Moving to New Mexico created an unexpected change from symbolic motifs and historic references to minimal, non-objective, abstract compositions.
Trying to continue in the east-coast mode was not working and the silent, open-big sky spaces of the west had altered her direction. The canvases became larger, 48 x 48” and 24 x 24” and very minimal. Huff’s studio is in Ranchos de Taos.