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Sharing the Experience of Art

About

Jack Knight


Steel, Paint & Chrome

I am a freelance artist/illustrator living and working in Orange County, Ca. I am and have always been a painter and delight in the various forms and guises in which that takes and in the sharing of that experience with others. From the traditional painting on canvas and board to various other mediums such as aluminum, copper and other metals, plastics, stone and glass and working with a broad range of paints from acrylics, oils, watercolors alcohol inks and acid dyes to epoxies, automotive and industrial coatings. I am always it seems, experimenting with and exploring new forms and styles.

Always fascinated by the play of chrome and metal and the allure of rolling thunder as a sculptural form, in the early 1980s I began producing art and illustrations of Motorcycles and of the Biker Lifestyle. Along this vein I created artwork, illustrations and centerfold spreads for publications including Big Bike, Supercycle, Biker Lifestyle and Easyriders. I also created a wide range of other types of work for numerous other magazines and publications, among them Playboy, Penthouse and various trade and consumer publications.

While I am quite well known in the motorcycle field my work was by no means limited in content, nor form or style to only that field.

I have owned and operated Art for Architecture in Huntington Beach for over 35 years providing art, graphics, renderings and murals to a broad range of architectural and other clients.

I have also worked on styling and illustrating a number of children’s books and participated in many art and gallery shows.

I have taught painting and drawing for many years now. I seek to instill a love of art and the joy of creating art in the students I deal with from all walks of life of different ages and backgrounds. Art to me has become a means of bringing people together and it is all about “sharing the Experience of Art”.

To that end I also take part in and hold a number of painting events throughout Orange County and beyond. I work with the economically disadvantaged, at risk youth, seniors and the developmentally disabled. We use the art events to have them work and mingle with outside of those they would normally come into contact with.