There is no mistaking the artwork of Emma Knight – musing and moody. After living and painting in Savannah, Georgia for twenty years, Knight has returned to her hometown of Richmond, Virginia and is thrilled to paint its cityscapes as well as neighboring Virginia landscapes.
Knight's landscapes are abstracted, yet the scenes are full of inferred space and very recognizable. Her abstract works manipulate the same style of line, color, shape and texture to evoke mood. She paints using the “indirect method” a slow process, which involves building many layers of paint. For the past decade, she has been using water-mixable oils in an attempt to be friendlier to the environment.
Knight studied art at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia. Her paintings have been shown in art fairs, galleries and salons nationwide. Most recently Knight exhibited in the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art's satellite gallery.