Artist and Collector

Painter Lora Banks is this week’s guest blogger for the Artist as Collector Series.

Forest Song
Oil on linen
24″ x 18″
collection of Lora M. Banks

Lucky for me, Joseph Daily had grown up with my cousins. I was introduced to him a few years ago, and since then have had the honor of visiting his studio in New York and taking a fantastic work shop with him in Philadelphia. 

When I first saw “Forest Song” on his web site, I remember thinking to myself that I could never own a painting like that.  Then when I saw the same painting in a show New York, I knew that I had to have it.  I had never spent that much on a piece of art before, but to me it was totally worth it. Now I consider my self both an an artist and art collector.  

Lora Banks is a painter living and working in Philadelphia.  Her luscious oils can be viewed on her site
Lora M. Banks or on Daily Painterworks.


  1. stinkycatbutt
    April 8, 2012

    nice, pre raphaelite, and symbolists, love it

  2. Nanci Hersh
    April 11, 2012

    @stinkycatbutt- so glad you like it, I am looking forward to seeing the real deal in person at Lora’s studio one of these days.

    What’s in Your collection? I would love for you to be a part of this… send me a jpg of one of your favorite pieces, a few sentences- how you got it, why you love it, etc. and email me a
    I will link to you…(website?) and theirs



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