My underwater world of orange streaked carp and red crowned koi is place of shifting levels, tangling lotus stalks and rythmic currents . The world seems to move with its own music. Lyrical arabesques sweep the lotus blossums and lily pads across the surface while secretive fish duck beneath the rippling reflections. Though the colors are pure and transparent, the flowers delicately tinted and the scene usually sun dappled, there is a hint at a darker depth..the water turns chillier..the fish become predators or prey..in a subtle narrative commenting on our urge to decorate our less than peaceful world with visages of grace and ornamental beauty.
Dustan Knight is a professional artist, educator, and art writer. She earned her Masters in Fine Art from Pratt Institute in NYC and her MA in Art History from Boston History. She is a recipient of a NH State Fellowship for the Arts, a MacDowell Colony residency, and a past Cummington Artist Colony resident. Dustan is represented by galleries across the US, including MPG on Newbury Street in Boston, Mast Cove Gallery in Kennebunkport, Van Ward Gallery in Ogunquit, and Anderson-Soule Gallery in Concord. She’s a contributing writer to Art New England, a frequent juror, and gives demonstrations and workshops in watercolor, art business, and art history. Her work is featured in the Summer 2003 issue of Watercolor Magazine. VIEW FULL CV