The majority of my paintings are veiled illustrations of the current happenings in my life. As an expectant father to a girl, it is no surprise that the paintings in AFTERGLOW are populated by young women, engaged in multiple activities at various stations in life. When painting these figures, I imagined the experiences my daughter might encounter during the development years; the decisions she will make, the company she will keep, the development of her personality and her perception of the world.
Kent Knowles was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The son of an Air Force Chaplain, he grew up traveling around the world. While attending high school in Europe, Kent was introduced to the large-scale figurative paintings of the Old Masters. His current work reflects an interest in the technical aspects of traditional painting as well as the expressive qualities of the human figure, contemporary pattern, color and design.
In addition to working as a visual artist, Kent has written several screenplays and is the author and illustrator of the children’s book, Lucius and the Storm.