First off I would like to thank you for visiting KyleBanister.com. The idea of this site has been in the works since 2003, and to see it go LIVE over a decade later is thrilling. I hope you enjoy the experience and come back often.
The goal of this site is to introduce and to continually expose you to my artwork and photography. The ability to create this art and take these photographs is a gift from above. I am merely an instrument or a tool of the real creator. So feel free to look around and share. Some of the pics shown here are available for sale, and if you would like to own a particular piece please contact me through the contact page here and we can discuss making that a reality. Eventually this site will include an e-commerce page for selected items. I am also open to commissions and performing at events. In fact I love commissions and creating at events! So if you have an idea you would like to make real, contact me here.
The home page will list any upcoming events and or shows I have planned. And the news section will show upcoming, archive past events, and may link to more galleries on my Facebook pages. Who knows, I may even expand on my thought process or share some beliefs in this news section. I want to keep the content here fresh and ever changing. And I hope that will encourage you to comeback often.
So take a look around, enjoy yourself, and let me know what you think.
~Borrowed from Max Lucado
Each of us should lead a life stirring enough to start a movement. We should yearn to change the world. We should love unquenchably, dream unfalteringly, and work unceasingly.
We should close our ears to the manifold voices of compromise and perch ourselves on the branch of truth. We should champion the value of people, proclaim the forgiveness of God, and claim the promise of heaven.
After many years of denying and pushing his creative urges aside, in 2004 Kyle Banister finally admitted he was born to create and embraced his purpose in life… to be an artist. As a successful multi-media artist, Kyle works in many mediums. You can find his artwork manifesting in everything from pencil & ink drawings to paintings and pastels done on wood, metal, plexiglas and concrete. He also does hand carved wood pieces and photography. In addition, Kyle also makes his living as a skilled chalk art artist and currently serves on the Artists Committee for the Denver Chalk Art Festival.
Kyle’s nine grandchildren have nicknamed him “Papa Bat” because of his love of Baseball and most of his art centers around America’s pastime. Kyle is no stranger to a Baseball diamond and Coors Field. His love of baseball and art have lead to designing commemorative Rawlings bats during the 2007 World Series, Todd Helton retirement pieces and several pieces of Chalk Art around Coors Field during the past four years.
Kyle finds his inspiration as a multi-media artist from individuals such as Leonardo daVinci, Michelangelo, King David, and Leonard Cohen. He recognizes that his ability to create is a God given gift and says that’s why he loves it.
You can follow his progress and contact him on Facebook, under Kyle Banister (papa bat).