About this work of Art
Maggie LaPorte Banks.
Original Abstract Painting
Acrylic and collage on canvas.
H. 75 cm x W. 75 cm x D 2 cm.
Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look
Pink ploughing is a contemporary abstract landscape painting by Maggie LaPorte Banks. The sight of bright pink ploughed fields is the inspiration for this work. A quick watercolour study was made, as within days the colours will fade to ash grey. The pink against the lime green grass looks very Mediterranean, due to the fabulous sunny days of May.
I then made a collage of the same subject, and later in the studio I finally let go and give way to abstraction.
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