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Louise Banks

Louise Banks Artist

Louise Banks lives in Lympstone, Devon and finds her home location an inspiration for work.  She is  interested in our human desire to leave land and the ways we find to do this. Swimming in the estuary, she is always aware of the moment her feet leave the ground. She was born on a boat to parents who lived on the water.

 

During  lockdown Louise had to draw the perimeters in and now paints what is within a few minutes walk, swim or kayak from her front door. She loves the endless potential for subject matter within this circumscribed space.

 

'I enjoy exploring effects of translucency, layering colours as glazes in gesso, ink, gouache and watercolour; methods that show what lies beneath the surface. The village is one of the few in the area where there is still small scale commercial fishing. My practice is partly an attempt to document this activity and record the ebb and flow of life that revolves around the harbour'.

Original watercolours and giclée prints for sale.

Recent exhibitions:

Sunday Times Watercolour Competition - finalist 2020

Royal Society of British Artists, The Mall Galleries - April 2021

Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour exhibition, The Mall Galleries - April 2022 ( Sold 'Into the Water' at this show).

Selected for Royal Society of British Artists show, The Mall Galleries - March 2023

 

Work Available

Originals 

Red Tower in a Tidal World 30x30cm .jpg

Red Tower in a Tidal World

Watercolour

grey frame

Sold

The Light at the Edge of Cliff Field IMG_9502.jpg

The Light at the Edge of Cliff Field

Acrylics

49 x 49cm

white frame

Sold

Watercolour painting - Boat at Sea in a Small World

Boat at Sea in a Small World II

 Watercolour

47 x 47cm

white frame

£295

Own Art £29.50 x 10 monthly installments

Swimming Past the Moonlit Boat - watercolour painting

Swimming Past the Moonlit Boat

Gouache

39 x 39cm

Grey frame

Sold

Prints are available.

Watercolour painting- Gull by the Boat Shelter Wall

Gull by the Boat Shelter Wall

Watercolour

42cm x 43cm framed

24cm x 24cm unframed size

White frame

£310

Own Art £31 x 10 monthly installments

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