In her years living in China, Japan and the UK, Serbian-born Milena Banks, now living in Maine, has always been observing, remembering and leaving a little of her heart behind. Much of her life has been spent trying to recreate images of the past, of forgotten places to which she can never return. She has written an acclaimed novel, Riding the Tiger, where she captures all the nuances of colonial life in the 30’s. Her art, too, is nostalgic, full of color and vivid scenes which express a sense of longing. Milena has studied under Enzo Russo, master artist, himself a protege of Giorgio de Chirico. She has had a solo show at the Greenwich Art Gallery and has exhibited in many juried shows (winning the Delamar award for portrait painting). Her art is in several private collections.