White Boat The Helford River
Mousehole
Beaumaris, Anglesey
Through the Trees
Landscape
Pedestrians
Manchester Picadilly
Moorland
Small Building
Stockport Sunset
Figures in Picadilly, Manchester
Penmon Priory, Anglesey
Bottles in the Studio I
Dawn Rosneigr, Anglesey
Bottles in the Studio II
Norfolk Coast, Cley-Next-The-Sea
Durham Snowstorm
Orange Fields ('13)
Flowers in Vase ('11)
Sunset -Heavy Clouds
Mauve Flowers ('13)
Ancient Oak ('13)

Alan Knight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born in Swinton, Lancashire in ‘49 Alan worked as a professional musician during the 70’s and 80’s. In 1989, the completion of a Foundation Art and Design course at Salford University was the start of a serious commitment to painting.  He was formely a member of Vernon Mill Artist’s collective in Stockport and recently moved to live in Llangristiolus Anglesea. 
 

Alan gradually moved from an abstract to a representational form of expression, focusing on land and seascapes. He likes to convey to the viewer the sense and pleasure that he has felt in making a painting. Alan has a love of the physical stuff of oil paint and likes to apply it thickly with a painting knife, enjoying the texture and richness of colour that this method produces.
Artist Statement

 

Art was my first love at school. In1965 I applied to enter Bolton Art College, but, due to parental pressure (“you’ll never make a living as an artist”), I instead started work in Local Government. Music initially became my means of artistic expression (guitar, banjo, and mandolin) and for twelve years I was on the road in a comedy jug band outfit.   
 

From 1989, I drifted back to painting and drawing again and my enthusiasm and commitment (…) has steadily grown. Now art is my vocation not my interest! I eventually discovered that knife painting in oil best suited my temperament. I want a result quickly, in one session, and knife painting enables a speedy process. Deliberating and being too hesitant always produces a lifeless, uninspired result. It took much practice to develop the confidence to paint in the white heat of inspiration and excitement. Now, I just relish and enjoy the process of painting and forget about the finished work.
 

When outside I can see paintings everywhere. Back in my studio, I transform, distil what I have seen into an original, personal vision in oil paint. In the end it’s a question of feeling and response.
 

He has become established as a very popular artist, and has had several successful solo exhibitions in various parts of the UK and features in Cheshire Life magazine. 

'I take inspiration from the visual world...'

 

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