Bannard not only paints emotionally charged works of art, he frequently contributes essays and reviews on art to art journals. He considers himself a painter first and his abilities to paint allow him a special insight when he writes about art. He feels this special insight may elude other art journalists who are not artists. An intelligence evident in his paintings can also be observed in his writings on art. Fellow colorfield artists, Jules Olitski and Larry Poons shared Bannard?s beliefs about painting. All three held the attitude that their paintings must convey their deepest held feelings. They accomplished this through their fearless use of color and curious textures. In Siskin, Bannard conveys his deepest emotions by utilizing his innovative methods with color and texture. Other works by Bannard can be seen in the collections of major museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Guggenheim Museum of Art as well as the collections of other major museums in the United States and abroad. He has received numerous awards including a National Foundation for the Arts grant and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.