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- Artist Bio
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