Linda Mahoney Prints


Linda Mahoney, a UMass Amherst alum (Class of 1979) paints numerous watercolors, en plein air, during the warmer months. She is particularly drawn to Downeast Maine; the Schoodic Peninsular, Steuben, Addison, and Lubec. Distinctive trees, crashing surf and rocks, bogs, boreal forests, marshes, and active skies are her subjects. “During the cooler months, I study these watercolors and select the ones that best capture the spirit of place to use as designs for woodblock prints,” she says. “I work in the Moku Hanga (Japanese watercolor woodblock prints) technique. I cut several blocks for each print design, use water-base paint and rice paste for ink, and print with a hand-held baren. This is a contemplative and very satisfying process.”
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