ALAN KNIGHT (b. 1949)

STOCKPORT PLAZA, MANCHESTER

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

England

DATED

2009

MEDIUM

Oil on Board - Impasto

SIGNED

Bottom LHS

DIMENSIONS

Oil

1200 mm 800 mm

(48 inch x 32 inch)

Framed

1300 mm x 900 mm

(51 inch x 35 inch)

PRICE

£1250

SOLD

 

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This large painting is of Stockport Plaza, a famous landmark in Stockport, Manchester.

A stunning oil on board by Alan Knight in great condition - fabulous impasto thick knife paint application, giving striking depth and movement. With beautiful purple, red and blue tones. A really wonderful statement piece by a very talented collectable artist.

Great detail including a bustling street in front of the plaza with cars and pedestrians. 

The Stockport Plaza Super Cinema and Variety Theatre is an award winning example of the finest in 1932 Art Deco architecture which has been lovingly and painstakingly restored. The much loved Entertainment venue in the very heart of her local community with an architectural importance that is of international significance.

ALAN KNIGHT (b. 1949)

Born in Manchester in 1949, a former musician, Alan Knight returned to his first love, painting, after studying art at Salford University in the late eighties. His paintings reveal a passionate and emotional evocation of place and a delight in the physical stuff of paint. Having painted in an abstract manner for several years Alan gradually felt the need for his art to be “rooted in the real” and moved to a representational form of expression, focusing on land and seascapes.

After trying various techniques and mediums down the years he eventually discovered that knife painting in oil was best suited to his temperament. "I want a result quickly, in one session, and knife painting enables a speedy process. I’ve found that deliberating over a work and being too hesitant always produces a lifeless, uninspired result. Having the confidence to abandon ones inhibitions and paint in the white heat of inspiration and excitement does not come easy. It took me years to untangle myself and begin to relish and enjoy the pleasure of painting and to forget about the finished work, just to enjoy the process. I tend not to think too much when I paint". 

He is passionate about the painting process and always needs to be excited by a subject before beginning painting in order to convey to the viewer the sense and pleasure that he has felt in making the painting. Formerly a member of Vernon Mill Artist’s collective in Stockport, he recently relocated to Anglesey which is the subject of many of his paintings.