Isobel Loxton Knight

Isobel  Loxton Knight
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Biography:

Born 1958 in Derbyshire, England

Studied at Derby College of Art  - Foundation Course

University of London, College of Art, Farnham – B.A. (Hons) Fine Art, Painting

Résumé:

Exhibitions

“Portfolio Fine Arts Gallery”, London

“Garden of Flora”, Arts Council  (touring exhibition)

One Man Show – Nottingham Castle Museum

“British Artists Show”, London

One Man Show –“ 5 Dryden Street Gallery”, London

“Cadogan Gallery”, London

“Cerelean Zing Gallery”, London

Mermaid Theatre , London

“Works on Paper “, Frame Express Exhibition, London

Pastel Society Annual Exhibitions  1987 – 1991

“The Icehouse Gallery”, London

“Staircase Gallery”, London

Gallery artist for:

“The Original Picture Shop”, London

 “Charlotte Lampard Gallery”, London;

 “Zella 9 Gallery”, London

Also exhibited at “Yallingup Gallery”, Western Australia

 

Became a Master Handcolourist for "Editions Alecto", a fine art etching studio. In conjunction with the Natural History Museum in London, worked on their project to edition the complete, original etching plates of the “Banks Florilegium”, the botanical study made by Joseph Banks on his voyages with Captain Cook. Only a small sample of these etching plates had ever been printed and this was the first time many of them had been seen since their conception over two hundred years ago. A collection of these etchings is on permanent display at the Museum of Australia, Canberra and displayed along the corridors of the Parliament House in Canberra.

 

Subsequently, went on to work on the re-edition of six of the original etching plates from Audubon’s “Birds of America” from the nineteenth century.  A copy of this title had reached fame in 1984 for having made the record for being the most expensive book in the world at auction. This new project was a collaboration between the studio and the Natural History Museum in New York.

 

1990 became a Resident Artist at the Kew Studios, London.

Statement:

My aim is to convey what I find interesting in a landscape. I don’t intend to achieve a topographical representation  but more of an impression. It’s lyrical qualities, it’s colour , patterns and shapes. I use the landscape as a springboard for a painting.  

Associated Exhibitions

"Inside An Artists Mind"
Features a diverse and dynamic collection of self-portraits from a group of the gallery’s inspiring artists.
2 July - 20 July, 2016
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