Elizabeth Banker's paintings explore the overlapping realms of the
personal and collective human experience through symbolic motifs.
Elizabeth grew up in the small mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado,which lies 9,000 feet above sea level in the Rocky Mountains. In 2008, she discovered purpose and passion in within painting. This lead her to to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Visual Arts and Yoga at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.
After graduating in 2012, Elizabeth moved to Europe to study at the Vienna Academy of Visionary Art in Austria. There she undertook intensive studies learning the skills and methods of a variety of renaissance and contemporary painters.
Elizabeth's works are inspired by her life experiences and her fascination with nature and human consciousness. 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 to cultivate the vision of interconnectedness within the spiritual and physical planes presented in her paintings.
"Painting is a practice I hold in high regard. I have always been fascinated with the limitless qualities of the universe, the mind, consciousness, spirit, and the mystical experience. 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. I have deep seeded appreciation for historical and contemporary visionary artists and their work. Gustav Moreau, Robert Venosa, Martina Hoffman, and Daniel Mirante are just a few examples of inspiring figures that have guided me along my path as an artist. These visionary artists continue to contribute to the building and ripening of the potency of human consciousness. I am honored to be part of the world they create."
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