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Under Dartmoor Skies By Maggie LaPorte Banks 
Acrylic on canvas
Image size: H:92 cm x W:122 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:92 cm x W:122 cm x D:2cm
Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look
Maggie LaPorte Banks Under Dartmoor Skies Original Acrylic Painting Acrylic Paint on Canvas Canvas Size: H 122 cm x W 92 cm x D 1.8 cm. Sold Unframed This painting was started en plain air on Dartmoor , on a early misty morning . A series of small watercolours and mixed medium pieces were first made, so I knew the subject well by the end of the day. Then back in the studio I produced this large canvas in acrylic and pastel , i feel it is full of energy and shows the drama of the Moors. Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look Under Dartmoor skies is an original painting by Maggie LaPorte Banks. This work was started by spending time on Dartmoor during the late autumn, the colours shades of browns and greens and always a purple hue in all seasons. The hills in the background, becoming clear after the mist had subsided, the cold light through the trees on a very cold day . Later worked onto a large canvas in my Devon studio, using acrylic paint, and mixed medium. 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.