Maggie Banks

Maggie has a particular approach to her work, producing paintings which are distinctive and individual.  Maggie is seeking to capture the immediacy of the landscape:  the weather, the colours and the unique atmosphere, while also expressing her emotional responses.  She paints rapidly and spontaneously by direct observation using acrylic on canvas. She later assesses and adjusts her work in the studio. She also works on large canvasses using graffiti spray paint and indian ink, completing these out in the landscape.

BIOGRAPHY

1984 – 1992   Trained in Monte Carlo under the tutorage of John Pelling R.C.A. and Monsieur Andre Bermyn, Head of the Lycee

Moved to England

1993- 1995   Attended Amersham School of Art

1995- 2000   Attended University of Hertfordshire, portfolio, and B.A. degree course

2000   Graduated with a B.A. Hons in Fine Art

Selected Exhibitions

2000 Whitley’s, London

2000 In Collaboration with Andy Goldsworthy on Stone and Snowballs for the TIME Exhibition @ the Barbican Gallery London

2001 Riverside Club Northwood, 2 persons show

2001-  2002 Artist in Residence Missenden Abbey, summer school

2002 Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Printmaking

2002 Osterley Park Show

2003 R.K. Burt London, Watford Printmakers

2005 Newton Price Centre Watford, 2 persons show

2006 Christ the Cornerstone, Milton Keynes

2006 Bucks 21 Group @ Milton Keynes

1999- 2006  Exhibited in 28 Group Shows

Residencies

2004 Set up Artist in Residency project @ Missenden Abbey

2002 -2013 Artist in Residence @ Cape Cornwall Artist Studios

Solo Shows

2004 Visual Arts Centre, Watford

2004 Pavilion Gallery, Chenies Manor

2006 Pump House, Watford

2010 Hereford Studio

2007 Moved to Herefordshire

2007-2012   Exhibitions @ Galleries in: Herefordshire, Shrewsbury, Taunton, Modbury, Fishguard, Hay on Wye, Crickhowell, and in Cornwall at the Great Atlantic Gallery, and Banks Square Gallery.

2008 Work selected for show @ The Courtyard Gallery Hereford

2010 Work selected for the Worcester Contemporary Open

2010 Work selected and shown @ R.W.A. Academy Autumn Show

2008 and 2012 Work selected for h. Art Open Exhibition @ The City Gallery, Hereford

2012 Work selected for Broadway Arts Festival, Little Buckland

Future Exhibitions

September-October 2013.  Invited Guest Artist @ Martins Gallery, Cheltenham with the Dobunni Group

2 Persons Show, A Touring Exhibition of ongoing Brecon Beacons Work

6 -31 August 2013 @ Apple Store Gallery, Hereford, Snow Sleet and Sunshine

February- March 2014 Oriel Cric Gallery, Crickhowell

April 2014 Aylestone Court Hotel, Hereford

Artist’s website is: www.maggiebanks.com
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