Lot 354 - Lesley Banks - Bath By Candle Light
Lot 354 - Lesley Banks - Bath By Candle Light
Lot 354 - Lesley Banks - Bath By Candle Light

Lot 354 - Lesley Banks - Bath By Candle Light

Watercolour on Paper

A6 (15 X 10cm) Original Artwork

Signed on verso

ARTIST INFO

 

About 

 

In my early career I focused on my life and those around me, seeking out the quintessential 
ordinariness of everyday life to create figurative interiors inspired by my tenement flat in Glasgow. 
I was also a member of the Victorian Arlington Baths and produced two exhibitions using  
In search of a new challenge I successfully applied to be Artist in Residence at Edinburgh Zoo with the help of a Scottish Arts Council Grant; I produced “Urban Zoo’ , an exhibition of paintings, photography and sound. 
Several trips to Italy sometimes on holiday sometimes grant assisted resulted in exhibitions 
featuring atmospheric Italian interiors and landscapes. 
I recently completed a project with Scottish Canals as their first Artist in Residence funded by Creative Scotland. I walked and painted along the 137 miles of the Scottish canal network. So far the “Gongoozler” paintings have been exhibited in Glasgow, Falkirk, Linlithgow, Coatbridge, and Inverness. 
I work mainly in oils but have recently been experimenting with mixed media and watercolour on paper.  
 

Education 

 

BA Hons [Fine Art] Drawing and Painting Dept Glasgow School of Art 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

 
1995 Laing Landscape Award – Highly commended 
1996 Leverhulme Trust Research Award 
Royal Glasgow Institute – Arthur Anderson Prize 
1997 Winner The Britannia Life Lord Provost Prize Glasgow 
1998 Royal Glasgow Institute, Scottish Amicable Award 
1999 Arts Council Award 
2008 Scottish Prize ING Discerning Eye -Mall Galleries London 
2009 Hope Scott Trust Award 
2015 Open project Funding Award –Creative Scotland 
2017 Paisley Drawing Competition prize winner 
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 
1994 Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow 
Portland Gallery, London 
1995 Beaux Art, Bath 
1997 The Substation Gallery, Singapore 
1997 Royal Overseas League, London 
1998 Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow 
1999 Edinburgh Z00 Residency Exhibition  
2001 Bohun Gallery Henley on Thames 
2001 Arlington Revisited, Cyril Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow 
2006 Cyril Gerber Fine Art 
2009 Lesley Banks 25 Years Retrospective at Park Gallery, Falkirk 
2012 Heartbreak Gallery, London 
2014 Compass Gallery /Gerber Fine Art Glasgow 
2017 Gongoozler Park Gallery Falkirk 
 

Gallery Representation 

 

Compass Gallery/Gerber Fine Art Glasgow 

 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork   

 

These small postcard watercolour paintings are studies for larger oil paintings. During lockdown I was drawn back to interior figurative work and thinking about what "Home" means to us. My husband has been working from home since the pandemic began, I have painted him at his desk "Home Office". "Bath by Candlelight" is a self portrait and "Pensive Girl" is a portrait of friend's daughter. 

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