Life in Light – an Exhibition by Carl Knibb
Carl Knibb ARBSA is a Midlands artist who recently came to national attention when he competed as a semi-finalist in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year. Carl took part in the semi-finals after winning his heat that took place at Fountains Abbey, Rippon.
Although Carl already enjoyed a reputation as a fine artist, this national exposure has meant that his works are now in high demand from both UK and international collectors who appreciate his uncanny ability to capture light and movement.
Carl paints on board and canvas using acrylics and oils, and often works en plein air in his home city of Lichfield. He won the Lichfield Cathedral ‘Capture the Cathedral’ competition in 2016 and his winning work ‘Pilgrims’ was hung alongside work by JMW Turner.
The Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year exhibition is currently touring galleries across the UK. This exhibition features the work submitted and produced by the finalists and winner of the show. Carl’s works were snapped up by collectors before the exhibition’s door opened – a potent example of how in demand Carl’s paintings are. His growing reputation led to an international art magazine approaching him recently and they will be running a large feature on Carl and his process in a spring issue.
Carl has an uncanny ability to get under the skin of a landscape, translating the feel of a place to his canvas. His works are full of light and movement interpreted through subtle and painterly brushwork. His works cross the line between abstract and figurative, and truly hold the attention of the viewer. He highlights the beauty of the everyday world.