About this work of Art
Maggie LaPorte Banks
A Winters Day at Crosby Beach
Acrylic Paint and Mixed Media on Box Canvas.
Canvas Size: H 25cm x W 30cm x W 4cm
Insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.
A Winters Day at Crosby Beach is an original abstract painting by Maggie LaPorte Banks. The intitial sketches for this work were made on a winters day on the 3 km. Crosby Beach. In response to the Anthony Gormley installation, ‘Another Place’. Later reworked in the studio into an abstract work, but keeping the original shapes and lovely pale colours of winter.
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 25 cm x W 30 cm