About this work of Art
Maggie LaPorte Banks
Caen Hill Locks
Acrylic and Mixed Medium on Linen.
Size: H 30cm x W 70cm x D 2cm
Insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.
Revisiting memories of lovely summer walks along the footpath, from Caen Hill locks to Devizes.
The shapes of the locks, the colour of the sky and water , later bringing it all to life in my Devon studio.
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 30 cm x W 70 cm