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Patricia BanksPatricia Banks   RN, BScN, AFC Patricia Banks
Landscapes, Seascapes & Wildlife Paintings
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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. In 2007 Patricia won international acclaim by winning second place in the International Artist Magazine competition for her piece “The Broken Islands.”

She has been an invited workshop presenter for the BC Art Teachers' Association and teaches drawing and painting classes and workshops through Continuing Education at Vancouver Island University, and in her studio.

Patricia has written numerous art related articles, and she currently writes a monthly column called Art Adventures for Nanaimo Magazine, Voyageur and EyesOnBC magazines. She is also a regular contributor to Island Arts Magazine.

Patricia is a graduate of Douglas College in New Westminster, BC and the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC. She is a member of the International Guild of Realism, an organization that regularly shows their members’ work in prestigious international gallery shows and art museum exhibitions. She is also a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, Plein Air Painters group in Nanaimo BC, and the Laguna Plein Air Painters' Association, in California, USA.

Patricia’s work can be found in collections throughout the world.

Support for Conservation:
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.

Organization Membership:
  • International Guild of Realism
    The International Guild of Realism is an artists guild dedicated to advancing realism in fine art. The membership selection process is designed to favor those meeting high standards of technique, talent, and creativity.
  • Artists for Conservation

  • Oil Painters of America
    Oil Painters of America (OPA) is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 4000 artists throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.
    Dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art, Oil Painters of America’s primary mission is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by drawing attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition and the appreciation of light.


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Nanaimo, BC
Canada V9T 5L3
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