About this work of Art
Maggie LaPorte Banks
Life in the Slow Lane
Original Mixed Media Painting
Acrylic, Collage, Spray Paint, Carborundum, Gold and Iron Filings on Canvas.
H. 60 cm x W. 60 cm x D. 2 cm .
All images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.
Continuing the colours from my recent series the witchbeam tree, but dulling the pink down to a dusky pink, i have worked towards abstraction . Some parts influenced by images in my mind of work by the artist Keith Harding. The work is multi layered and medative.
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 60 cm x W 60 cm