Maggie LaPorte Banks, First snow on Pen-y-fan . This canvas was painted en plain air , in a semi abstract way.
For 18 months I worked out in the Brecon Beacons, using a tent as a studio, in every season, and every weather condition. This piece was inspired by The thrill of getting up one morning, and seeing the first snow of the year on the tip of Pen -y-fan
Acrylic and carborundum on linen canvas. Landscape format , 40 x 30cm unframed
Size: H:30 cm x W:40 cm
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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."
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