Kim Banks grew up on a fourth generation family farm in rural Nova Scotia which he managed for many years. During these years, he established a renowned farmer's market which was featured in several tourist publications as a "must See" destination for its beauty. As well as his passion for gardening, art has always played a large role in his life. Since leaving farming several years ago, he felt the artistic creativity had been missing.
In the last few years Kim has reconnected with this inspiration and is now working with reclaimed driftwood and rootwood collected along the rugged coastline of Nova Scotia. With these materials he produces a variety of designs including lamps, mirrors, tables, furniture, and other fine art decor. The driftwood creations are a perfect combination of art and function, and the process has been very rewarding. His unique pieces have been exhibited in several galleries in Nova Scotia.