I am delighted to announce my painting” Wheel Shadows” painted during my Creative Scotland funded  residency at Scottish Canals has been selected for

A brand new exhibition and art prize developed by Rheged that celebrates and interrogates our relationship with the landscape. Selected from over 1000 entries from across the UK the exhibition consists of work by 71 artists. The top prize is £10,000 prize, announced at a special event on 12 September.

The exhibition was selected by a panel of eminent individuals from the art world: Cherie Federico, Editor of Aesthetica Magazine; Anne Desmet RA, Artist and Royal Academician; and Hazel Stone, Arts Development Manager for Forestry England. The panel were looking for work which reaches beyond the aesthetic, stimulating thinking and debate about the way in which we exist alongside, as part of, or sometimes in spite of our landscape.The Exhibition includes artists from across the UK working in painting, photography, printmaking,sculpture as well as artists working in Fudra and installation.Many of the artists’ work are for sale and a fully illustrated catalogue will support the exhibition, Rheged Centre Penrith 13th September -10th November 2019

Wheel Shadows



More information detailing open studio afternoons and workshops can also be found on Lesley Banks Paintings Facebook page


Talking about painting the Crinan Canal and other things with Cameron McNeish. With thanks to “The Adventure Show” for allowing the use of this clip on this website.


For recent review by Art Critic Clare Henry click on this link: GONGOOZLER and other images


Lesley Banks work is on sale at her newly opened Etsy Shop