Alana Knuff

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Alana Knuff

United States

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As young as five, Alana drew.  At age nine, she took second place in a national art contest sponsored by Kellogg. 

Both the analytical and the artistic shape her life.  She excelled in life drawing in college and graduated with a degree in mathematics.  Alana followed a career as Capital Project Manager directing the design and construction of buildings until 2008.   In 2007, Alana joined a group of artists painting en plein air in Italy, after which she retired and focused full time on her art. 

In 2011 Alana completed a portrait workshop at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy.  In 2013, Scottsdale Artist’s School awarded her a scholarship where she attended a portrait workshop by Romel de la Torre.  Later that year she completed a portrait workshop under the instruction of Michael Shane Neal.  In a short period of time, she has received numerous awards, completed commissions, exhibited in galleries, taught numerous portrait workshops, had a solo show and exhibited in a two year six-museum tour.  Her subjects are marine art, portraits and figurative work.  Her genre she terms “romantic realism.” 

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