The Artist

""I am intrigued by the fleeting balance between strength and fragility in nature. Drawing inspiration from the natural environment I bear witness to the beauty, interdependence, and sanctity of all creation. I seek to share this glory with viewers so that they may also pause and reflect, and feel as if they are here, in the moment.” "
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Patricia Banks is a Canadian painter best known for her detailed oil and acrylic paintings. She travels widely and is inspired by the magnificence and splendor of the natural environment. Her work is sensitive and evokes the moods and emotional effects of atmosphere revealing an intuitive grasp of the subtleties of time and place.

Patricia's paintings begin outdoors with direct experience and observation in nature. She can often be found painting on location outdoors, or in her studio using the reference material she has gathered to create a larger painting.

Patricia has exhibited across Canada and in the USA, and she has won several awards for her work. Her work can be found in collections throughout the world.

Patricia is a trained Nature Interpreter and is the Resident Artist at Morrell Nature Sanctuary, a 278 acre rain shadow forest, preserved for environmental education, located in Nanaimo BC. Through her art, Patricia has contributed to numerous fundraising events and activities to support wildlife and land conservation, as well as children's health and education.

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