PROFILE ;Rose Knight
Born and raised on the Mornington Peninsula Rose has been painting since 2000.Has painted under the guidance of Jeff Gilmour and more recently with mentor Terrence John Hadler (artist in residence of Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza).
*In 2005 won patrons choice at the Frankston Guitar Festival for her entry ‘Cool for Cats”
*Highly commended at Cube 37ArtPeninsulaExhibition
*Highly Commended Marysville 2005 Art Exhibition
*Highly Commended Leongatha Rotary2007
*Highly Commended Altona Rotary 2007.
*Commended” Mornington Rotary Exhibition 2007
*First Prize for Best Oil/Acrylic at Balnarring Art Fest 07
*Commended Mornington Rotary 2008
*Best Urban Landscape Frankston High Fine Art Show 08
2007 also saw her work selected to become a postcard in the annual Oakhill Postcard Exhibition
* First Prize Best Oil Dromana Rotary 2008
*Highly Commended Altona Rotary 2009
*First Prize Royal Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay Marine Art Exhibition 2011
* Highly Commended Leongatha Rotary 2011
*Highly Commended Bayswater Rotary 2012
She is thrilled to have been selected to exhibit her work at the prestigious 2008 $50,000 Buller Art Prize in March 2008 & 2009, and the ANL 2008 and 2009 Missionto Seafarers Art Prize.
Has exhibited with success at the Galleries of, Seaview, Cube 37, Artycles &Treasures, Josephines(@ The Briars) Linden, Steps and Oakhill galleries as well as numerous Rotary Exhibitions, hotels and Hospitals.Her work hangs in private collections both in Australia and overseas (including LA actor/celebrity Clive Robertson) and BHP Billiton executives.. She is a regular exhibitor atManyung GalleryMt Eliza,Main Street Gallery Rutherglen and Gallery Oscar Sydney.
2009 heralded another facet to Rose’s creativity when she was commissioned to supply the “frog” artwork to adorn fashion accessory gumboots.
Rose (a keen photographer) )feels privileged and blessed to call the Mornington Peninsula her home which is a constant source of inspiration to her as ‘the backyard from paradise’ However her subject matter ranges far and wide as she visits and is influenced by the contrasts of this country. She also derives great satisfaction and energy from observing the living pulse of the city and frequently visits to draw inspiration from Melbournes unique Café Culture” and laneways.
“As an artist I explore the landscape, deliberately disassembling, rearranging, deleting the clutter and working with what essence remains in the head and the heart….(seeing things that often are seen only with peripheral vision.)” It is the artist’s mission to attempt to convey what is inexpressible in words, allowing the subject to speak. Paintings of such energy charged places wish to relate the response of the energy or mood found there…in subliminal messages and resonating memories (for both the artist and hopefully the viewer)”
Most admired artists are Boyd, Streeton,Turner as well as the more animate John Olsen, Tim Storrier and Jason Benjamin (oh and TJ Hadler!)