Betsy Evans Banks & Brian Banks

Javelina Refuge, sculpture by Betsy Evans Banks
Javelina Refuge, sculpture by Betsy Evans Banks

Betsy received a BA in art from Scripps College in Claremont, CA, an MFA (1962) from the University of Pennsylvania (a coordinated program with the PA Academy of Fine Arts) and later a diploma in Art Therapy from Tobias School of Art in England.

Family, sculpture by Betsy Evans Banks
Family, sculpture by Betsy Evans Banks

From 1989, Betsy worked as art therapist with adult outpatients at a National Health Practice in London and worked for 12 years at an English Waldorf School with children who had health or developmental challenges. In addition, she taught painting, drawing, and stone carving and continued her own artistic work.

Moebius Window, sculpture by Betsy Evans Banks
Moebius Window, sculpture by Betsy Evans Banks

In the winter of 2000, Betsy, accompanied by her husband,Brian, moved to Tucson, built a studio near the family homestead, and started carving alabaster. She shows and sells her work to the public at Open Studio Tours and local galleries.

Her spiritual view of life informs Betsy’s artistic work. She is inspired by the forms and beauty in nature. She has carved several “flame” forms in stone and has begun a series of dancers in bronze.

Jumping for Joy, bronze sculpture by Betsy Evans Banks
Jumping for Joy, bronze sculpture by Betsy Evans Banks

Betsy holds workshops by request in alabaster carving, clay modeling and watercolor painting. She welcomes sculpture commissions in stone, ceramic or bronze.

Examples of her work can be viewed at the couple’s online gallery at www.banksarts.com.

Contact:  Email: betsevans@earthlink.net
Website: www.banksarts.com