#8 Knowles Studio
All plant life is filled with mystery and emotion. I want to explore and unveil this in my work. When I moved to the Pacific Northwest, I became drawn to the local flora and fauna. After years of painting landscapes, I delved into the powerful, up-close world of florals and botanicals. Visiting Hawaii on several occasions added to my inspiration, where I also became captivated by exotic flowers and vegetation. Combining the realism of the subject matter, and the abstract organic shapes, challenges and excites me. By zooming in, I’m able to explore the realistic image as well as observing the abstract shapes and values that combine to make up the subject and composition. I’m still very involved in this theme.