Elizabeth Banker

"Elizabeth Banker grew up in the small mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado. In 2008, she discovered purpose and passion within painting. This led Banker to pursue a bachelor's degree in Visual Art and Yoga at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. After graduating in 2012, Banker moved to Europe to study at the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art in Vienna, Austria. There she undertook intensive studies learning the skills and methods of a variety of renaissance and contemporary painters. Being raised in the mountains and holding a deep love for the mysteries of the cosmos, continues to greatly influence her work. Merging the practices of yoga, meditation, and self inquiry cultivate the visions of interconnectedness within the spiritual and physical planes presented in Banker's paintings. Her paintings explore the overlapping realms of personal and collective human experience through symbolic motifs. Banker states: "Art is a fantastic and expressive medium which demonstrates the culture of the spirit. Visionary art, in its communicative capacity, transmits consciousness on a level beyond ordinary thinking. By creating evocative landscapes of humanity, I become open to an infinitely reflective portal of creativity. There is a divine radiance within humanity that is discovered and portrayed within each painting I create. I like to transcend the boundaries of the physical world by creating magical landscapes of imagery with human and animal forms. These works are the voice of my heart, a loving celebration of life and the infinite possibilities of human connection."