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- Artist Bio
PIc nic at the Cape. This is an original painting by Maggie La Porte Banks. This work is acrylic on canvas with sand carborundum and pure pigment added. H. 75cm x W. 75 cm x W. 2 cm. it is unframed.
This painting was inspired by the sunny days spent painting and having lunch on the cliffs of Cape Cornwall, the turquoise colour of the sea as it hit the rocks. Looking out to sea at the Brisons, and Sennen in the distance. I spent several years at Cape Cornwall as artist in residence.
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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:75 cm x W:75 cm