Live ZOOM Event - Meet artist Luke Knight and tour his new exhibition Friday 1st May | 4pm
Luke Knight. Wish You Were Here. Oil on board
This April, Whitewater Gallery presents an exhibition by rising new painter Luke Knight, in the first in a series of featured artist exhibitions for 2020. To mark the show launch, Whitewater will be hosting a live ‘LOCKDOWN’ Zoom event, where you can meet the artist, chat about his work and take a live tour of the show with gallery owners Nick and Suki Wapshott.
To request your FREE place at the event and receive your login link, just email the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that places are limited.
Luke Knight was raised in Cornwall and studied Fine Art at the Cardiff School of Art and Design, during which time he took part in a four-month Erasmus Exchange at L'Ecole De Beaux-Art in Nantes in France. In summer 2019 his landscape painting ‘Wish You Were Here’ was awarded first place at the Barcelona International Gallery Awards, a prestigious European art prize which includes a coveted solo exhibition in Barcelona later this year. Luke’s exceptionally beautiful oil on board paintings are inspired by the Cornish landscape and his passion for the ever-changing beauty of the sky and ocean. First saturating the board with paint, Luke strips back the surface of his works to create detail and texture, repeatedly colouring and eroding in a process that reflects the dynamic nature of the coastal landscape. The result is a collection of softly vibrant works, imbued with the colours of Cornwall throughout the seasons. Citing Pierre Bonnard, Julius Olsson and Fred Cumming RA as significant influences, and exhibiting a rare sensitivity for contemporary landscape painting, Luke is an award-winning new artist whose work is surely among the most collectable in 2020. The exhibition runs online only from 1st to 30th May 2020.
Painter Ashley Hanson is a prizewinning artist with an exhibition record that has included selection for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, National Open Art Competition, Discerning Eye, and ‘Discovery: Contemporary Art Perspectives from England’ at Agora Gallery in New York. Ashley studied architecture at Manchester University, but was inspired to become a painter after visiting a Peter Lanyon retrospective in London in 1978.Lanyon, a leading figure amongst the St Ives School painters, was inspired by the Cornish landscape, and by Abstract Expressionism and Colour Field painting, and these in turn have become a significant influence on Ashley’s work.