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Inside Looking Out – spotlight on Catherine Knight

Faced with the prospect of an Easter Weekend like no other, Cavaliero Finn shares painter Catherine Knight’s latest project, “Isolation Windows”, an artist’s response to living life in quarantine.

All the lives we ever lived, oil on board, 24cm x 18cm, 2019

Following on from a project Catherine was involved in as part of the Bristol/Hannover Artist Exchange in 2018 and 2019, the artist is calling for us all to seek out the everyday beauty that surrounds us, capture it on camera and share it with her.  It could be a glorious sunrise gently emerging over the rooftops, the birds at daybreak outside your window, long shadows captured at the end of the day, the burgeoning blossoms of springtime trees; the possibilities are endless and the results designed to reaffirm our connection to the outside world during these troublesome times.

As part of this latest initiative, Catherine will use a selection of these images to feed into her drawings and paintings over the coming months.

Get involved…..

  • Take a photograph of the view from your window
  • Make sure you frame your view by including the window frame within the picture
  • Be creative 
  • Send your photograph to us at Cavaliero Finn and we’ll pass them on to Catherine and include our favourites on our instagram feed (*terms and conditions below)
Painting from Catherine Knight’s Bristol/Hannover Project
Turba Window- Oil on board, 30 x 24cm, 2019

Catherine has already received some overwhelming photographic responses to her initial call-out on social media, from people all over the world, and she looks forward to any additional images that arise from this project. 

images courtesy of Catherine Knight

About Catherine Knight

Cavaliero Finn first fell in love with Catherine Knight’s paintings at the Private View of the Discerning Eye prize exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London in 2014.  

Having completed residencies and periods of time in places such as Iceland, Finland, Scotland and Cornwall, Catherine’s colourful paintings literally sing with life, exploring how our environment and feelings are ruled by the ever-changing light. She paints vast isolated landscapes often featuring small dwellings, each and every one conveying man’s tiny imprint on nature’s vast and majestic canvas.

Catherine Knight painting of the St Clement River - Back to the beginning, oil on board, 24 x 18cm
Back to the beginning (St Clement River, Cornwall), Oil on board, 24 x 18cm, 2020
Painting of st clement river by Catherine Knight Begin again, oil on board, 30 x 24cm
Begin again (St Clement River, Cornwall), Oil on board, 30 x 24m, 2020
Scottish landscape painting by Catherine Knight -Standing still, oil on board, 24 x 18cm
Standing Still, oil on board, 24cm x 18cm 2020  (Scotland)
Catherine Knight painting of the scottish landscape Lochan, oil on board, 24 x 18cm
Lochan, oil on board, 24cm x 18cm, 2020 (Scotland)

*In contributing to this project, participants understand that any photographs submitted may be used as inspiration for Catherine Knight’s future work and for publicity purposes by Cavaliero Finn and Catherine Knight (We).

In contributing to this project participants agree to grant Cavaliero Finn and Catherine Knight a royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to publish and otherwise use the material in any way that we want, and in any media worldwide.

It’s important to note, however, that participants still own the copyright to everything they contribute and that if their image is used, we will endeavour to publish the name they submit alongside it.  We cannot guarantee that all pictures will be used and we reserve the right to edit any comments in relation to images submitted as part of the project.


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