Michael Banks

Michael Banks

Michael Banks is an artist from Alabama, who knew from the time he was a child that he wanted to be an artist. A self-taught painter, Michael has abandoned tradition on many levels and, in the process, succeeded in achieving a place in the wider world of contemporary American art. His presence has brought excitement to the “folk” genre, creating a bridge for several younger painters to follow.

With this development has come a significant increase in demand for his painting. His work is collected by lovers of self-taught art, & by those with an interest in contemporary art, as well.

Michael is deeply creative, with experimentation and resourcefulness always integral parts of his process. His painting of disparate imagery on salvaged boards, using acrylic & enamel with an over-painting of turpentine & tar all add to the intrigue.

Selected Works

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Onward

Acrylic Paint on Masonite
size: 19 7/8 X 24"
$350.- (MB701)

Frolic

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 12 7/8 X 25" - Framed Size
$ 475.- (MB685)

Where the Sea meets Sky

Acrylic Paint on Canvas, nailed to Wood-then framed
size: 25 5/8 X 30 3/8" - Framed Size
$800.- (MB698)

The Lightkeeper

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 24 X 24 1/4"
$350.- (MB702)

Companions

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 24 X 16 1/8"
$325.- (MB704)

Burden of Memory

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 21 1/8 X 24"
$350.- (MB703)

Curiouser & Curiouser

Acrylic Paint on Masonite
size: 23 5/8 X 24"
$350.- (MB700)

Behind the Shadow

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 21 1/2 X 31" - Framed Size
$775.- (MB687)

Eye Spy

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 24 X 24 1/8"
$350.- (MB705)

Scenes from a Dream

Acrylic Paint & other media, on Wood
size: 23 1/8 X 16"
$325.- (MB707)

Echoes

Acrylic Paint on Wood
size: 23 3/4 X 24"
$350.- (MB706)