About: While working toward my M.F.A., I became interested in the Fibre Movement which had been especially strong in the seventies. This was I felt, a tribute in some way to the work that women had done for centuries and in all cultures. I began using hessian to create texture and surface changes in my paintings and have continued to develop the use of fibre and paint ever since.
"My main interest in abstract painting involves dealing with this combined challenge of structure and colour. The outcome is always unexpected. The work proceeds through layering, and intuition is integral throughout. Consequently, time away from the studio allows for the digestion of ideas. For me, a painting must evolve slowly in this way to have depth and any chance of originality. In my work, my aims are always the same: to have rhythm and harmony in the composition and to be evocative rather than descriptive. The paintings are never ‘abstracted from’ nature; rather, they are a product of it in the form of imagination. To me, abstraction can be the closest to ‘reality’ as everything is made up of patterns of form, colour and texture, right down to the microscopic level".
Medium: Mixed media original painting on canvas
Size: 122cm (W) by 182cm (H)
Artist Info: Marguerite Knight received her Master of Fine Art degree from the University of North Dakota, USA, her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK, and her Diploma in Fine Art from Vesper George School of Art, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She regularly exhibits nationally and internationally. She is represented by the Artifact Gallery, New York, USA and is a member of Espacio Gallery in London, UK. Her work is in several collections, notably the permanent collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art.