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Sprinkled with Gold Dust By Maggie LaPorte-Banks 
Acrylic on canvas, monoprint, text,collage,mixed medium
Image size: H:60 cm x W:60 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:60 cm x W:60 cm x D:.5cm
Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look
Maggie LaPorte Banks. Sprinkled with Gold Dust. Acrylic on canvas, monoprint , text, collage, mixed medium. H. 60 cm x W. 60 cm x D. 0.05cm . Unframed. This painting came about from a silkscreen and a monoprint I had made earlier. Although it is an abstract work it does have a starting point in nature. I loved the yellow and blue together , perhaps reminiscent of sand and sky , and some architectural shapes, and a sprinkling of gold to add some magic. Insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look. 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.