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A Wink to Picasso By Maggie LaPorte-Banks 
Mixed medium on canvas
Image size: H:92 cm x W:122 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:92 cm x W:122 cm x D:1.8cm
Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look
Maggie LaPorte Banks. A Wink to Picasso. Acrylic and collage on canvas, printmaking and graffiti spray paint. W. 122 cm x H. 92 cm x D. 1.8 cm . sold Unframed (Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look). In 2017 I visited the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid to see the the exhibition Pity and Terror by Picasso to mark the 80th anniversary of Picassos work Guernica . Like all artists we see and we store visual images which at a later date inform our art practice. Leading to this piece a 'Wink to Picasso' . 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.