About

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Banx – Mike Banks

Artist

Mike Banks

I’m a Queensland artist. I started out in hospitality, followed by cabinet-making in London, then carpentry, signage designing and children’s book illustrating in New Zealand.

My first love is detailed drawing and sketching

Ocean sketch by Banx Private collection 2015 NFS
Ocean sketch by Banx Private collection 2015 NFS

I was encouraged to paint by my dear Aunt in UK, who lent me her paints to practice with. I have been painting professionally since 2004, and work in Acrylic. My work covers both abstract and traditional scenes. In 2005, my partner and I published ‘Meg A. Feather and the Forest Games‘, an illustrated children’s book about a young Kiwi chick.

In 2013, I joined a small group of artists in outback Ruby Gap in the MacDonnall Ranges, to paint the strong orange/red earth against the spectacular blue sky, and rusty cars. I’m inspired by the vivid colours of the outback Australian landscape, hinterland and the coastal regions of the Sunshine Coast and Moffat Beach.

Where the River Runs Dry - Hale River - Ruby Gap 2013 1300x900mm MC6599
Where the River Runs Dry – Hale River – Ruby Gap 2013 1300x900mm MC6599

 

Kaye Fox, M.Bus., B.Bus.(Com.)

Creative Director

Kaye Fox was born and brought up in Brisbane and, has lived and worked in London, New York, France, and New Zealand .

Kaye’s artwork “Artyfox” is: funky original collages – from shabby chic through to fun and feminine pieces, using mixed media, memorabilia, antique postcards, anything really. “I really just want someone to walk away with a smile on their face… I enjoy creating happy art, art that makes people smile, for everyone who loves creativity in their home – I have so much fun creating it”.

Travel is Kaye Fox’s great passion and inspiration for her collages, along with such artists as Brett Whiteley, Basquiat, Jackson Pollock and of course Picasso and Van Gogh.

In addition, Kaye co-authored the children’s picture book – Meg A. Feather and the Forest Games (illustrated by fellow artist and partner Banx. Together they own and run Moving Canvas Gallery – Art Rental & Sales supplying the original art of 14 Queensland artists to city Corporates and individuals.