David Knowlton

"My paintings are very precise. I pare things down to the essentials, and I pay a lot of attention to the negative, open spaces." - David Knowlton

David Knowlton's paintings of rural structures reflect his background. Born and raised in Wisconsin, he painted from a young age and moved to New Mexico after studying art at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. While living in Santa Fe for fifteen years, he produced idealized highly detailed drawings and paintings of architecture, trains, bridges and machinery. Returning to Wisconsin he continued to paint while working for several years as the Scene Shop Supervisor in the University Theatre. The need for simplification and speed in designing, constructing and painting sets and backdrops led to a loosening of his painting style.

Blending the real and the ideal in his depictions of iconic structures Knowlton's paintings demonstrate the textural and tactile qualities of oil paint. Although his paintings are representational, he places great emphasis on the abstract elements - color relationships, the large shapes and patterns cast by shadows and the negative space and edges surrounding objects.

David Knowlton paints in his studio in Western Wisconsin. His work can be found in numerous corporate and public collections including the Brown Forman Jack Daniels collection, Mayo Health Systems, Hallmark Cards, M&I Bank, The United Bank of Colorado, The Genesee and Wyoming Railroad and The Minnesota Dept. of Transportation, as well as private collections in the U.S. and Europe.
David Knowlton

David Knowlton

Print Artist Bio
"My paintings are very precise. I pare things down to the essentials, and I pay a lot of attention to the negative, open spaces." - David Knowlton

David Knowlton's paintings of rural structures reflect his background. Born and raised in Wisconsin, he painted from a young age and moved to New Mexico after studying art at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. While living in Santa Fe for fifteen years, he produced idealized highly detailed drawings and paintings of architecture, trains, bridges and machinery. Returning to Wisconsin he continued to paint while working for several years as the Scene Shop Supervisor in the University Theatre. The need for simplification and speed in designing, constructing and painting sets and backdrops led to a loosening of his painting style.

Blending the real and the ideal in his depictions of iconic structures Knowlton's paintings demonstrate the textural and tactile qualities of oil paint. Although his paintings are representational, he places great emphasis on the abstract elements - color relationships, the large shapes and patterns cast by shadows and the negative space and edges surrounding objects.

David Knowlton paints in his studio in Western Wisconsin. His work can be found in numerous corporate and public collections including the Brown Forman Jack Daniels collection, Mayo Health Systems, Hallmark Cards, M&I Bank, The United Bank of Colorado, The Genesee and Wyoming Railroad and The Minnesota Dept. of Transportation, as well as private collections in the U.S. and Europe.

David Knowlton

Dusk

$ 2,200.00

David Knowlton

In The Valley

$ 2,600.00

David Knowlton

White Elevator

$ 2,600.00

David Knowlton

Jackson County

$ 3,000.00

David Knowlton

Trenton, Kansas

$ 3,000.00

David Knowlton

Scarlet Roof

$ 3,000.00

David Knowlton

Evening - Utah

$ 3,500.00

David Knowlton

Magenta Sky

$ 3,500.00

David Knowlton

Shiprock I

$ 3,600.00

David Knowlton

Scott City, KS 1

$ 4,000.00

David Knowlton

Pecos Monument

$ 4,000.00

David Knowlton

Shiprock II

$ 4,000.00

David Knowlton

Eagle Mesa

$ 4,000.00

David Knowlton

Storm

$ 4,200.00

David Knowlton

Spike

$ 4,500.00

David Knowlton

Red Mesa

$ 4,500.00

David Knowlton

Five Swallows

$ 4,800.00

David Knowlton

Passing Wagon Mound

$ 5,000.00

David Knowlton

Fremont NE

$ 5,000.00

David Knowlton

Merrick Butte

$ 5,000.00

David Knowlton

Prairie Crossing

$ 5,000.00

David Knowlton

Three Sisters

$ 5,500.00

David Knowlton

Twins

$ 6,000.00