About this work of Art
Maggie LaPorte Banks
A Sense of Place
Original Asbtract Painting
Acrylic Paint, Mixed Medium, Collage and Text on Canvas
Canvas Size: H 92cm x W 129cm x D 2cm
Insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.
A Sense of Place is an original painting by Maggie LaPorte Banks. Based on sketches made on Crosby Beach near Liverpool on a bright Winters day. 3 km. of beautiful Beach with the installation by Anthony Gormley ‘another place’. These sketches were later used in my studio in Devon to refer to the colours and shapes of that day, and worked into a large painting on canvas.
Maggie LaPorte Banks artist comments: “My Art is routed in landscape, influenced by childhood memories of Donegal, by Lough Swilly, surrounded by dark mountains. I spent ten years living near to the Brecons Beacons and painting using a tent as a studio in all seasons. For over thirteen years I was an artist in residence in a cottage on the end of Cape Cornwall overlooking the Brisons at different times of the year. Therefore, I have a vast amount of passion for the skies, sea and mountains which I love to involve within my paintings. My recent works have been developed from these roots and are becoming much more abstract, focusing on ‘the essence of place’ through the colours I use and emotions I have created. I work mainly in oils, acrylic and mixed media, sometimes adding unique materials such as sand, carborundum, iron fillings and many other products I feel the work dictates.
- Size : H 92 cm x W 122 cm