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Maggie LaPorte Banks
First snow on Corn Du and Pen y fan
Contemporary Welsh Landscape Painting
Acrylic on Canvas
Framed Size: H 43cm x W 53cm x D 6cm
Framed in a White Wood Frame
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First snow on Corn Du and Pen y fan is an original bright landscape painting by Maggie LaPorte Banks. On November 1 st. I awoke excited to see the first snow of the year on the Brecon Beacons. I pitched my studio /tent and painted the snow capped mountains of Corn Du and Pen y fan, then amazingly a shaft of gold light fell across the valley , so I quickly put that into the work. 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