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Clifford Knight

Clifford Knight

FRSA, PVPUA, AFAS

Bedfordshire born in 1930, Clifford received early private tuition in art from William Twybel ARCA and then went on to study at the Central School of Art in London.

Throughout his career he has exhibited in One Man Shows in London and the provinces. His work is displayed in Luton, Letchworth and Northampton Art Galleries and buildings housing the Crown Commissioners, Bedfordshire CC and the former Texas Instruments as well as being owned by private collectors in the USA, Paris and Canada.

Clifford works in oil, acrylic and watercolour and often on a large scale - his primary interest being in the subject of architectural decay and industrial remains. In particular he is committed to creating atmospheric records of buildings remaining from World War II.

It is not always possible to work in situ, so he takes many photographs on location and sketches before returning to work, often for a period of a couple of months, in the studio. His sensitivity often leads him to return to the scenes he is painting to renew the effect the atmosphere and location have had on him.

Clifford observes: 'When Nature takes over derelict buildings it imposes its own beauty on them........ so you are not just painting an empty shell but something that is saturated with the experiences of the past; both what it has 'seen' and what the people who have lived in or used it have been through. Their faces show the ravages of passing years,which only adds to their dignity and beauty.'


Derelict Cottages

Mixed media


Airfield Control Tower at Bovington, Herts

Mixed media


 


End of the Road

Mixed media


Bingham Priory, Norfolk

Mixed media


Standing Form

Mixed media


Womb

Mixed media

 

 

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