Growing up in Clontarf with sweeping views of Dublin Bay, Margo Banks was an artistically precocious child and began oil painting classes at 13 years of age. Margo is a Fellow of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation and has exhibited widely around Ireland including the Royal Hibernian Academy and Royal Ulster Academy. Her works sits in private collections across Ireland, the US, UK and Holland as well as the Office of Public Works, Enterprise Ireland and Cill Rialaig Arts Centre.
“The Role of drawing is fundamental to my work. These drawings of crows and animals are sometimes prefaces to paintings, and sometimes a relaxation from them. They are works in their own right. They are witnesses to the changes to the landscape of Teeromoyle in South West Kerry – my mother’s place.” – Margo Banks