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- Artist Bio
Maggie LaPorte Banks.
Flooded with cobalt blue.
Acrylic and collage on canvas.
Canvas Size: H. 40 cm. x D. 40 cm x W. 2 cm .
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This abstract painting is inspired by the colours of early summer, and finds its roots in landscape and nature. Cobalt blue the colour of distant hills, and the sky. The colour of Litchen, seen on benches where the air is clean, and on dry stone walls. Then painting and letting the imagination fly.
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:40 cm x W:40 cm