Chris Banks


©Chris Banks, Path to the Sound. 24 x 30 inches.

Biography:  Chris Banks

Chris’ interest in art started in 1978. Living in Worcester, she attended an Adult Education class in Decorative Art using oils and she was hooked!

1980-2005  As a member of the National Decorative Art Society took classes and  intense studies on a regular basis (over 30 yrs) all over the country.
1990-1996  Wishing to share her knowledge Chris began to teach  Adult  Education in Worcester, West Boylston, Millbury and Assabet in Marlboro  as well as private art lessons. Teaching painting in oils, acrylic and  watercolor as well as faux finishes.
1992-2000  She worked at Pieces Hand Painted Furniture in Marlboro,
a custom wholesale furniture company making custom artwork and  designs as an artist and business manager.
Working with designers and furniture stores throughout the country  she would make trips every 2 months to NYC, Atlanta and High Point  NC trade shows.
2002  Moved with her husband to Harwich and joined the Guild of Harwich  Artists, her uncle Arthur Pervier being a charter member.
2004-Present Started Heart from the Heart, her studio and business.
2004-2012  She became the Director of the Art Gallery of the Guild of  Harwich Artists.
2014-2016  Served as President of the Guild of Harwich Artists.
2019-Present  Treasurer of the Harwich Cultural Council which funds  cultural activities and initiatives.
2015-Present  Member of the Harwich Chamber of Commerce.
Workshops and studies:
Numael & Shirley Pulido
Joseph McGurl
Don Demers
Bill Davis
Charlotte Wharton
Christopher Zhang
Michael Giaquinto