Ken is a plein air artist. He is not content to copy the object but endeavours to realize the sensation or essence of each painting location.

“I articulate this emotion through the liberating use of colour. This creates a presence and sense of energy in each painting that is very much a personal response to what I see and feel.”

Ken approaches the landscape with a contemporary boldness and freshness. Viewed up close, his paintings are brilliantly abstract – a myriad of brushstrokes and edges of thick paint – but stand back a few paces and they resolve into a landscape of texture, mood, time and place.

VIEW SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, AWARDS AND REPRESENTATION

EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

1995, 1999, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2002 Hillsmith Gallery Adelaide SA

1996, 1998, 2006 Eastgate Holst, Melbourne

2001, 2004 McKenzie Gallery Perth WA

1997-2002 Group exhibitions-Gallery 71, New York

2001-2003 W.H.Patterson Gallery, London

2003-2005 Jonathan Grant Galleries, Auckland NZ

2004 Tyron Gallery St.James, London

2005 Masterpiece Fine Art Gallery, Hobart, Tas.

2005 Retrospective Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW

2007 Hill Smith Fine Art Adelaide, Jonathon Grant Galleries Auckland,

2008 Tryon Gallery London

2009 Gosford Regional Gallery, “Vantage POints” A Survey Show., Christopher Day Gallery Paddington, Linton & Kay Galleries Perth

2010 Eastgate & Holst Hawthorn, Hill Smith Gallery Adelaide,

2011 Wentworth Galleries Sydney, Bungendore Woodworks Gallery NSW, Linton & Kay Galleries Perth

2012 Tryon Galleries London

2013 Hamilton Art Gallery, “Western District Painting”, Eastgate & Holst Hawthorn

2014 Palm Beach Surf Club, Jonathan Grant Galleries Auckland

2015 Bungendore Woodworks Gallery NSW

2016 Christopher Day Gallery Paddington, Wentworth Gallery Sydney

AWARDS (SELECTED)

1993 AME Bale – Grand Winner

1994 Windsor and Newton Australian Award

1995, 1998, 1999 AME Bale – Best oil painting

2000, 2003 Camberwell Rotary Art Show

2002 Sydney University-Members Choice Award

REPRESENTED

Castlemaine Regional Art Gallery and Historical Museum

Tasmanian Art Gallery and Museum, Hamilton Art Gallery

Canberra Museum & Gallery, Wyong Council, Penrith Municipal Council

Holroyd Council, Archbishop of New York, Sultan of Brunei, DDB Singapore

Tennis Federation of Japan, Lemar Alexander, U.S Presidential Candidate

Parliament House, Bundanon Trust, Multileaf, Commonwealth Bank

Johnson & Johnson, Rosemount Estate, ANZ Bank Head Office, Hong Kong Bank

Westpac Bank Collection, Shell Oil, Parker Pens, BHP, Rio Tinto, AMP Society

The Union Club, Sydney, I.B.M, Schwarzkopf, Kawasaki, Straits Resources

Daiwa, Tattersalls Club, Brisbane, A.N.A Hotel, Sydney

Royal Australian Navy’s Judge Advocate General Collection

Burton Taylor Communications, Rose Bay Sacred Heart Convent School

Private and corporate collections in Australia, England, Italy, USA, Mexico, Switzerland, Belgium, Japan, Germany, France, South Africa, New Zealand and Singapore

 

Ken Knight, Sunlight and Shadow, Western District, oil on board, 101x92cm SOLD
Ken Knight, Sunlight and Shadow, Western District, oil on board, 101x92cm SOLD
Ken Knight, Rocks and Reflections, oil on board, 122x101cm SOLD
Ken Knight, Rocks and Reflections, oil on board, 122x101cm SOLD
Ken Knight, Dancing Gums, diptych 1of 2, oil on board, 101x92cm SOLD
Ken Knight, Dancing Gums, diptych 1of 2, oil on board, 101x92cm SOLD
Ken Knight, Diptych Dancing Gums, diptych  2 of 2, oil on board, 101x90cm SOLD
Ken Knight, Diptych Dancing Gums, diptych 2 of 2, oil on board, 101x90cm SOLD
Ken Knight, The Cove, oil on board, 90x150cm $18,800 SOLD
Ken Knight, The Cove, oil on board, 90x150cm $18,800 SOLD
Ken Knight, Neutral Bay, Sydney Harbour, oil on board, 64x122cm SOLD
Ken Knight, Neutral Bay, Sydney Harbour, oil on board, 64x122cm SOLD
Ken Knight, Apollo Bay Seascape, oil on linen, 50x101cm, $8500
Ken Knight, Apollo Bay Seascape, oil on linen, 50x101cm, $8500
Ken Knight, Summer Skies, Western District, oil on board 92 x 101cm $12,800
Ken Knight, Summer Skies, Western District, oil on board 92 x 101cm $12,800
Ken Knight, Summer Skies - Scribbly Gums, oil on board, 85x101cm SOLD
Ken Knight, Summer Skies - Scribbly Gums, oil on board, 85x101cm SOLD
Ken Knight, Anglesea Cliffs, oil on linen, 92x101cm SOLD
Ken Knight, Anglesea Cliffs, oil on linen, 92x101cm SOLD
Ken Knight, Distant Horizon, oil on board, 120x120cm SOLD
Ken Knight, Distant Horizon, oil on board, 120x120cm SOLD
Ken Knight, Sorrento Ocean Beach, oil on board, 30x101cm SOLD
Ken Knight, Sorrento Ocean Beach, oil on board, 30x101cm SOLD
Ken Knight, Morning Glitter, Lorne, oil on board,15x50 cm SOLD
Ken Knight, Morning Glitter, Lorne, oil on board,15x50 cm SOLD
Ken Knight, Western District Landscape, Dunkeld, oil on board, 90x150cm $18,800
Ken Knight, Western District Landscape, Dunkeld, oil on board, 90x150cm $18,800
Ken Knight, Brighton Beach, oil on board, 82x27cm, $5800
Ken Knight, Brighton Beach, oil on board, 82x27cm, $5800
Ken Knight, Road to the Homestead, oil on board, 49x101cm, $8500
Ken Knight, Road to the Homestead, oil on board, 49x101cm, $8500
Ken Knight, Afternoon Light, Sorrento, oil on board, 62x122cm SOLD
Ken Knight, Afternoon Light, Sorrento, oil on board, 62x122cm SOLD
Ken Knight, Erskine Creek, Lorne, oil on linen, 31x83cm $5800
Ken Knight, Erskine Creek, Lorne, oil on linen, 31x83cm $5800
Ken Knight, Ricketts Point, oil on board, 21x60 cm, $4600
Ken Knight, Ricketts Point, oil on board, 21x60 cm, $4600
Ken Knight, Golden Fields, Western District, oil on board, 101x63cm $9800
Ken Knight, Golden Fields, Western District, oil on board, 101x63cm $9800
Ken Knight, Riverbank, oil on board, 121x121cm, SOLD
Ken Knight, Riverbank, oil on board, 121x121cm, SOLD
Ken Knight, The Calm Bay, Sorrento, oil on board, 30x101cm, $6800
Ken Knight, The Calm Bay, Sorrento, oil on board, 30x101cm, $6800