Australia b. 1956
Ken Knight was born in Sydney in 1956. He is one of Australia’s leading plein-air (open air) painters and as such he follows a rich lineage of Australia’s most famous impressionists including Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts. His iconic landscapes are inspired by the azure blue of Sydney harbour, the sweeping drama of the Kakadu, the frosty grandeur of the Snowy Mountains and the vast open stretches of land and sea that surround him.
“My paintings are all about simplifying the landscape” he says. “I don’t like to tell the whole story, otherwise it loses its mystery. By reducing the landscape and abstracting elements from it, I enable the viewers to make an interpretation of the image for themselves.”