I have been showing and creating my for over 35 years. It has changed and evolved over time but the constant medium is handmade paper. One body of work is called Outside the Box. I fuse handmade paper with hand dyed silk and mount it on copper which I patinate. I also have another body of work that is housed under Plexiglas. This is called my Euro series. Both bodies of art are non objective or abstract and are influenced by nature, music and spirituality. I have exhibited my work in many museums, galleries and in art festivals around the country winning numerous awards over the years. I have also been included in several Art in Public Places Collections. My work has been collected by the Daytona International Airport, the Court House in DeLand, Florida, Bert Fish Medical Center, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, The New Smyrna Beach Library, Port Orange City Library, Port Orange, Florida, the Lincoln Center and The White House. I have shown in the American Craft Museum in Baltimore and Atlanta, Lincoln Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan State Street Arts Festival, Disney Festival of the Masters, The Boca Raton Museum Show, The Winter Park Sidewalk Arts Festival, among others; and I have been included in numerous solo and group museum exhibitions including, The DeLand Museum of Art (now Museum of Art – DeLand), the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens, Tampa Museum of Art, Florida Womens Museum (now Museum of Art – Downtown DeLand) (The Story), The Harris House of Atlantic Center for the Arts, Arts on Douglas, The Daytona Art League, Clay and Fibers; Tao New Mexico, and The String Theory Gallery in Sanford, Florida.

–Peggy Banks


Silk Ocean, 32″ x 56″ x 3″, collage


Garden Party, 32″ x 26″ x 3″, collage of acrylic, paper, fabric, metal on paper, soft yarn, cotton fabric and other


Looking In, 20″ x 16″ x 3″, collage of paper, fabric, metal, and acrylic on other.



You can check out more of Peggy’s work at her Saatchi page.


Peggy Banks

  • Speciality: mixed media, handmade paper
  • Experience: Fine Arts degree from the University of Florida, 30 years of teaching AP Art at DeLand High School