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- Artist Bio
Maggie LaPorte Banks.
Hope and happiness.
Acrylic, collage and spray paint on canvas.
H. 50 cm x W. 50 cm. x D. 4 cm .
The colours for this piece were inspired by a piece by the abstract expressionist artist Joan Mitchell.
This sunny painting I hope will cheer and lift the spirits.
The colour yellow is one children love to paint in.
It is a contemporary piece incorporating graffiti spray paint, and collage and is multi layered and textured.
Insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.
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:50 cm x W:50 cm