About this work of Art
Maggie LaPorte Banks
Original Mixed Media Painting
Acrylic and Collage on Canvas
Size: H 40cm x W 40cm
Insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.
Divide is an original mixed media painting by Maggie LaPorte Banks. The shapes on this canvas are inspired by church spires in Plymouth, England, abstracted and painted in black, grey and mustard. Black is associated with power and elegance, grey the colour of cloud covered skies, lead and ash, smaller dashes of mustard for warmth and cheerfulness.
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 40 cm x W 40 cm