“Herring Under the Kayak – Perfect Timing,” by Sarah Knock, oil on canvas, 26 x 36 inches
Sarah Knock’s “Water: The Passage of Time” opens Thursday, July 2 at Greenhut Galleries in Portland. An Artist Reception takes place Thursday, July 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. Knock, best known for her unique interpretations of the Maine Coast, is exhibiting her ninth solo show at the gallery. Her oil paintings are interpretations based on a strong sense of composition, color relationships, and patterns. Observations from excursions in her kayak provide the inspiration for the paintings. She is most interested in the process of drawing and redrawing on the canvas. Her current focus is painting both the reflections on the surface and what is underwater, such as rocks, ledges, seaweed, fish etc. Beyond observing the physical aspects of water is an interest in exploring ideas about time and the subconscious.
Knock has been exhibiting at Greenhut for 20 years and has a strong following both locally and nationally. She is the recipient of an individual fellowship from the Maine Arts Commission and Carina House Residency on Monhegan Island and her work is part of the collections of MBNA, L.L. Bean, TD Banknorth and others. Her paintings are represented in the books; “Paintings of Maine,” “The Art of Monhegan Island,” and “The Art of Maine in Winter.”
The gallery is located at 146 Middle Street. Visit http://www.greenhutgalleries.com/ for more information.