Born in 1962, Lesley Banks grew up in Denny, Stirlingshire. In 1980 she began a four year Degree course at Glasgow School of Art specialising in Drawing and Painting. After graduating she travelled and painted throughout Europe funded by an Elizabeth Greenshields Scholarship. Since this time Lesley Banks has exhibited throughout the U.K. and even as far afield as Singapore and the U.S.A.
Lesley Banks has works in many private and public collections around the world and has won some of Europe's most prestigious art awards.