Ken Knowles (born 1968), American
“West Gloucester Marshes”, 2006
oil on board, 16 in. x 20 in.
(framed dimensions: 22 ¼ in. x 26 ¼ in.)
signed lower left: “Ken Knowles”
(also signed, dated and titled reverse)

A contemporary New England landscape of subtle beauty, the painting depicts an inland view of Gloucester, Massachusetts in winter rather than the oft-depicted coastal scenes in summer. A semi-frozen tidal creek wends its way into the foreground, flanked by deciduous and pine trees, farmhouses and winterized boats. The overcast sky shields the sun, which imparts a soft creamy orange-pink glow to the clouds and, as often happens in cloudy weather, allows the colors of the landscape to be seen more vividly. Here, a delightful array of umbers, siennas, ochers, creams, whites, russets, blue-grays and the interesting dashes of color on the boats – teal, cerulean and red, are painted with lively and painterly strokes of the bristle brush.

A native of Rockport, Massachusetts, Ken Knowles was in his teens when he first sought out local artists to teach him, including the well-known Rockport artists T.M. Nicholas and Stapleton Kearns. Later, he also studied under John Terelak. Knowles has continued to reside and paint in Rockport for 35 years, where he maintains a studio. He has earned an award-winning reputation nationally and is a full member of several associations. His paintings are in countless fine art collections across the country and abroad and can be found in galleries that carry Cape Ann art throughout New England.

The artist has closely studied the coast of Cape Ann, including the beautiful schooners made there and their history. He typically spends four to eight hours outside working on the beginning stages of one or two paintings. At any given time, he has as many as 15 projects in progress. He then brings the paintings into his studio for what can be days or months’ worth of ‘finish’ before he feels they are complete. As he says, "There are several ways to finish a painting, from just a few touches to weeks of adding texture and depth."

Ken Knowles is a member of the Rockport Art Association, the North Shore Art Association (he was President 2013, 2014), the Academic Art Association and the Stamford Art Association.

Condition:

The painting is in excellent ready-to-hang condition with a dry, matte paint surface and is framed in a fine quality gold metal leaf moulded frame.

ITEM ID
JQ-P4
COLOR
Beige, Blue, Brown, Cream, Gold, Gray, Green, Orange, Pink, Red, White, Yellow
GENRE
American Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture
MEDIA
Oil Paint
STYLE
American Impressionism, American Impressionist, Landscape
THEME
Coastal, Traditional
ORIGIN
United States • American
AGE
21st Century
ITEM TYPE
Contemporary

John Quinlan Fine Art

Ken Knowles, "West Gloucester Marshes", oil on board

$2,300

Add to Cart
Email Shop Owner
Alert

7 other shoppers are interested in this item


    American & European Paintings from the 19th to the 21st centuries
    All paintings are shipped free and insured within the continental U.S. Please inquire about international shipping.

    Silver

    since 2019

    Shipping:Free
    Insurance:Included
    Est. Tax:We are unable to obtain a tax quote at this time.
    Shipping to: USA
    change


    John Quinlan Fine Art


    John Quinlan
    Phone Email Shop Owner
    Quincy , MA This Shop is rated Silver - 25 or more sales Silver Ruby Lane Exclusive since 2019

    More From This Seller