Maria McGuchan's linocuts of scenes around Ipswich

POSTED ON: 16/02/2017

Maria McGuchan's linocuts of scenes around Ipswich


I'm a Yorkshirewoman by birth but an Ipswich resident since 2007 and I love my adopted home town. It was great to get the chance to look at my surroundings from a different angle and see the artistic potential in its many historic buildings and locations.

Sometimes you just have to look up to notice interesting details from the past that can bring a fresh appreciation of what Ipswich has to offer! The print of the Ipswich waterfront was produced in 2015 and was my attempt to capture the cheerful charm of this attractive location, with its boats and gulls, and the imposing facade of The Old Customs House as a backdrop.


I started my creative career in textiles and I've only been working in linocutting for the past few years. I joined Jude Lockie's printmaking class at the University as a way to find out more about the process and I've been attending ever since. It was at the group's bi-annual art show in Aldeburgh that my work was seen by the council – more proof, if it were needed, that getting involved with the local creative community really does pay dividends.


I’m currently working on a series of prints for a new Suffolk-centric edition of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, an ancient Persian poem that was famously translated during the Victorian era by Woodbridge native Edward FitzGerald. My website is being ‘refurbished’ but you can contact me via mcguchanmaria@gmail.com if you’d like to find out more my work.

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