Sunshine Art Studio

Hello and Welcome

Thank you for visiting Sunshine Art Studio, the home of Banx the artist.

Come on a journey with us and see inside the “mysterious artist’s studio” where all the messy arty action happens, resulting in beautiful original paintings for you to enjoy.

Photograph of surfboards in a row at Moffat Beach
Surfboards at Moffat Beach

Mike Banks (aka Queensland artist Banx) and Kaye Fox have been running their Moving Canvas Art Gallery in Brisbane for over 16 years, servicing corporate and residential collectors and lovers of art locally, interstate and overseas.

Ten years ago the lure of the Sunshine Coast was too much (who can resist all that sunshine, surf, sand and sea as artists, right?!) and together they fell in love with a little bungalow cottage at beautiful Moffat Beach. Their creative life and collaboration together found a home.

Banx had been painting all his life and set about building his dream art studio in amongst the backyard jungle of native orchids, gum trees, cockatoos, lorikeets, and kookaburras.

Photograph of our Sunshine Art Studio at home
Sunshine Art Studio

From there he has created hundreds of original paintings inspired by his environs and daily long nature walks and surfs. (He even spotted the rare black cockatoos last week).

A painting of surfboards in a row called, Board Meeting at Moffat Beach by Banx 1500x1000mm MC6604
Board Meeting at Moffat Beach by Banx 1500x1000mm MC6604 – SOLD

But wait there’s more! This is also where he’s built original and funky possum boxes, restored furniture for their boho deck, and collaborated on many other interesting projects, books and goodies with creative partner Kaye.

Photograph of a Possum Box with green and brown camo design

Come on in and see what 2020 has in store for Sunshine Art Studio – from original paintings and books, to commissions, collaborations and writing/illustrating workshops. No project is too large or too small, from supplying art for foyers and curating the art for developers and renos, through to cute small pet portraits and pop-ups where you least expect them, it’s all on the arty radar this year.

Anyway, have a good look around the studio here online and the gallery and contact us if you like what you see – we’d love to hear from you. Start your own art collection today (we offer rental or purchase) or just enjoy browsing. Viewing art is a great way to relaaaaax.

All of Banx’s artworks are ready-to-hang original art on stretched canvas, and if you see something you like, we bring the art to you, to your home or office and hang it for you as part of our service. Commissions usually take around 3-4 weeks.

So…..Let some Sunshine in! (and the surf… and the sea… )

Excuse us, in the meantime Banx has to get back to the easel! There’s paintings to be painted..


Kaye and Mike
Sunshine Art Studio

Photograph of paint brushes with turquois, red and yellow paint


Art Rental is an Excellent Option!

We bring the art to you.

Sunshine Art Studio and Moving Canvas Mobile Art Gallery bring the art to you, to your home or city office and hangs it for you as part of our service. It takes up very little of your valuable time and is included. *In fairness and because our costs are so reasonable, delivery charges may apply for outside Brisbane.

Although we bring the art to you from your selection off the website, if you prefer to see the art in person first, our Art Gallery is located just few kilometres north of Brisbane City. We have a wide range of stunning original art on canvas by local Queensland Artists in our former church art gallery, for rent or for sale in Brisbane, servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, and major cities in Australia from abstract to traditional art, all ready to hang. Shipping art world wide is also something we do.

Art on office walls helps to elevate your client’s perception of your business (or home), thereby giving clients a good feeling about doing business with you, and they’ll probably tell others.

Moving Canvas Art Gallery offers a Curatorial Art Consultancy service to businesses and home owners, whereby we come to your work or home and arrange artwork for the best aesthetic effect.

There are no long-term contracts.  After the first agreed rental period (minimum of a month), the rental can be extended week by week, or as required. We offer on-going long-term rental for the office, foyer and the boardroom, and long and short-term rental for residential property styling or home staging.

Art rental is especially relevant to Residential Stylists, Home Staging, Real Estate Agents, Interior Designers, Decorators and Architects, and is a great resource for film Set Designers, Art Directors and TV Production Companies.

Art elegantly completes corporate fit-outs, interior design or refurbishments, and improves the selling potential of your home when it comes time to sell.

At Moving Canvas we are experienced in providing the right art for your property, of all sizes, styles and budgets. Make your property stand out from the crowd with sensational art that will result in a successful sale for your property.

Sunshine Art Studio and Moving Canvas Art Gallery also supplies and Project Manages printing, framing and installation services for Hospitality, hotels, apartment blocks, cruise ships and offices etc., for guest rooms, corridors and lobbies.

In addition, Moving Canvas Art Gallery specialises in high quality site-specific art commissions for businesses. The Company logo can be subtly incorporated into the art for a unique corporate image, for the foyer or boardroom. We respond professionally with two to three concept sketches and a quote, and deliver on time.

Gift certificates are available so that clients or friends may choose their own art. Art is an ideal gift for the corporate and private individual. Occasions such as welcoming your new CEO, thanking a great employee, a wedding gift, birthday, anniversary or special occasion.

Moving Canvas Art Gallery is proudly Australian. We are owner operators and local artists, and take the success of our business very seriously. Your success leads to our success.