Stratford, Deborah


I make hand-pulled linoleum prints. My work ranges in size from 3X5" to 24X36". Most of my work is printed in black ink on white paper. My editions are small because of the fine lines I carve and the slow process of hand-printing. Love of the process has kept me creating these prints for more than twenty years.

My images come from what happens to all of us. They are about life, love, marriage, divorce, children, loss, hope, aging and exploring the eternal. I love printmaking because it allows me to see the reverse image of things. It is like looking in the mirror and seeing what you really look like. My hope is that my audience will see something of themselves and find the answers they are looking for.