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Maggie Laporte Banks
Pen y fan 31st October
Contemporary Mixed Media Landscape Painting
Acrylic Paint and Carborundum on Linen
Framed Size: H 36cm x W 44cm x D 6cm
Framed in a White Wood Frame
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Pen y fan 31st October is an original welsh landscape painting by Maggie LaPorte Banks. Today was a the biggest challenge so far for painting in the Brecon Beacons. With strong winds up to 60 miles per hour, to paint with the studio/tent, not least to erect it and hope it wouldn’t blow away. 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:36 cm x W:44 cm