Richard Kirk Banks is a multi-disciplinary studio artist working in Hindman, KY. A Whitesburg native, Banks is a graduate of Choate Rosemary Hall and the University of Virginia's College at Wise. Both degrees were attained with an emphasis in fine/studio art. The artist practices in three media- ceramic arts, printmaking, and painting. Work from each display characteristic saturated color, simplicity, and playful nature. Ceramic work is generally functional, wheel made pieces. Print work includes serigraphs and monotype/monoprint on paper. Paintings are made with acrylic, oil, and pastels on canvas or panel.