Deidre Hierlihy

About the Artist

Deidre is an artist and educator. She works in a variety of printmaking media including linocut, lithography, drypoint and collagraph. Landscape and still life are common subjects.

Much of her current work is black and white linocut print. Linocut encourages a simplified graphic vision. This medium allows her to focus her attention on and express the patterns that surround us.

Recent work in lithography encourages attention to colour, both real and imagined. Drawing is the basis for her printmaking practice, and lithography expresses her joy in the communicative possibilities of the drawn mark, and in the possibilities of colour.

There are many reasons why I am drawn to printmaking as my creative medium. Printmaking expresses things that cannot be as easily conveyed in other media.

— Deidre Hierlihy

Artist's Programs

Curriculum Links

Produce two-dimensional and three-dimensional works that communicate thoughts, feelings and experiences; use of tools; materials and techniques; settlers; indigenous cultures; ancient civilizations and medieval studies; storytelling; critical thinking; elements of design, problem solving.

Artistic Disciplines

Visual Arts


2SLGBTQIA+, Women+


All ages, Children ages 5 - 11, Children ages 12 - 18, Seniors, Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

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