Knight’s paintings reflect his fascination with landscape.
He is one of the few Australian artists today who is still committed to painting en plein air .
While his style could best be described as representational, it is his unique way of applying paint and capturing light that continues to draw attention to this contemporary Impressionist artist.
Viewing his paintings up close reveals a level of abstraction.
The technique and combination of palette knife and brush suggest an almost undisciplined display of intensity.
As the artist says, “I paint quickly, I close my left eye, blur my right and paint what I see and feel”.
From a distance this apparent ambiguity is transformed into a level of sophistication and detail.
The paintings are vibrant and fresh, yet make subtle references to the great Australian landscape artists of the past.
They are energetic, yet are contained and beautiful.