I am a Washington State native. Growing up in the Evergreen State has given me, I believe, a unique perspective on natures beauty and diversity. In my home town you can literally go from snow skiing to Ocean Kayaking in about an hour and a half. Since it does rain here A LOT, I grew up with plenty of 'Indoor time', sketching, drawing, and of course playing. It also helps and intimidates me that my Dad is also an artist, B.L. Banks, and my grandfather was a Photographer, Clyde Banks.