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Illustrated Ipswich: graphic illustrator Richard Wendt captures the county town

PUBLISHED: 11:55 12 August 2014 | UPDATED: 11:55 12 August 2014

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These Ipswich scenes by graphic designer and illustrator Richard Wendt, is part of a series aimed at capturing the spirit of the county town.

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Richard, who lives and works in Ipswich, produced the scenes of Ipswich Market, the iconic Willis building and Neptune Marina in a contemporary style, using sketches and photos to create a composition and then drawing digitally with a tablet.

He said his illustration of Ipswich market has stirred some debate in light of proposed changes to the Cornhill area, which is currently home to the market four days a week.

“The illustration is causing some interest, as it depicts the market right now and will soon be historical – visually – if the proposals go ahead,” he said.

Richard was trained as an illustrator at Camberwell School of Arts in London.

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“It was quite fine arts and printmaking orientated. With this style, I hope to blend that grounding with all of the digital software I have used since,” he said.

He has exhibited at Baker & Barista in St Peter’s Street, Ipswich, who help promote the town’s arts by displaying local artists’ work, and his prints can be found currently for sale at MF Frames and the Tourist Information Centre in Ipswich.

“When choosing which scene to depict, it became apparent to me that the market has a life all of its own,” he said. “The people are so prominent within the scene, as I feel a market is only as good as the number of people that flock there.”


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