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Maggie LaPorte Banks
Corn Du and Pen y fan, Mist Descending
Original Contemporary Landscape Painting
Acrylic on Canvas
Framed Size: H 43cm x W 53 cm x D 6 cm
Sold Framed in a White Wood Frame.
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Corn Du and Pen y fan, Mist Descending is a contemporary landscape painting by Maggie LaPorte Banks. On the last day of October, I erected my tent/studio at the base of pen y fan, with the mist descending I completed this work within the day. This painting was one of several made made during an 18 month painting project in the Brecon Beacons. With the adverse weather conditions in the brecons, it was necessary to work using a tent as a studio . Sometimes winds of 60 miles an hour, rain, fog and snow and some sun.
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:43 cm x W:53 cm