Alana Marie Knuff

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Alana Marie Knuff

ARC Associate Living Master TM

21 artworks

American

Born 1944

https://alanaknuff.com/

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Skull Creek Shrimper

2020-2020

Oil on linen

12 x 12 x 0.3 cms | 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 0 ins

Taking a Break

2020-2020

Oil on linen

16 x 20 x 0.3 cms | 6 1/4 x 7 3/4 x 0 ins

HD

Reflection

Oil on linen

61 x 45.7 x 1.9 cms | 24 x 18 x 0 3/4 ins

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Dignity

Oil on linen

50.8 x 45.7 x 1.9 cms | 20 x 18 x 0 3/4 ins

HD

Cleaning the Catch

Oil on linen

45.7 x 50.8 x 1.9 cms | 18 x 20 x 0 3/4 ins

HD

Reedy River Falls

oil on linen

45.7 x 81.3 x 1.9 cms | 18 x 32 x 0 3/4 ins

HD

Sunrise through the Pines

oil on linen

45.7 x 61 x 1.9 cms | 18 x 24 x 0 3/4 ins

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Morning Ready to Sail

oil on linen

61 x 45.7 x 1.9 cms | 24 x 18 x 0 3/4 ins

HD

Sunday on Jeremy Creek

Oil on linen

76.2 x 101.6 cms | 30 x 40 ins

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First Fountain

oil on linen

40.6 x 40.6 x 1.9 cms | 16 x 16 x 0 3/4 ins

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As young as five, Alana drew. At age nine, she entered a national art contest and won second prize. The sponsor, Kellogg, was impressed by her talent.

The analytical and artistic shape of her life were influenced by her mother, a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, and her father, an engineer from Case Western Reserve. 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 for Harvard University and the University of Texas. Often, she found time to create pastel portraits and pen and ink renderings. In 2007, Alana joined a group of artists painting en plein air in Italy. Soon after she retired and focused full time on her art.

In 2011 Alana completed a portrait workshop at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, under the instruction of Maureen Hyde. 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, had a solo show and exhibited in a two year six-museum tour. Her paintings reside with clients in Italy, Canada and the United States.

Much of her work is oil on linen. Her subjects are portraits, figurative, landscape and marine art. Primarily self-taught, her artwork displays remarkable draftsmanship with compositions intentionally leading the viewer. Harmony is developed with a limited palette creating a wide range of values and intensities. She terms her style “romantic realism.”

2020 National Oil and Acrylic Painting Society’s Best of America Small Painting Exhibition, Miss Kathy
2020 American Society of Marine Artists 18th National Exhibition, Barche a remi -Isola di Capri
2018 American Impressionist Society 19th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Barche a remi -Isola di Capri
2017 Tall Ships Charleston Exhibit, Charleston, SC
2016 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Outdoor Art Exhibit, Charleston, SC
17th National Exhibit of the American Society of Marine Artists, Children’s Beach
2015 Indoor Juried Art Exhibit Piccolo Spoleto, City Gallery, Charleston, SC, Bohicket Dock
2015 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Outdoor Art Exhibit, Honorable Mention for the Body of Work
2013 October Solo Show at Atrium Art Gallery, Charleston, SC
2013 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Outdoor Art Exhibit, Charleston, SC
2013 Magnolia Plantation National Competition, Second Prize, The Pasture Magnolia Plantation
2012 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Outdoor Art Exhibit, Charleston, SC
2012 Portrait Society of America, Members Only, Landscape Category, Honorable Mention, Winter Wait
2011 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Outdoor Art Exhibit, Honorable Mention for the Body of Work
2011 Charleston Artist Guild Member Show, Honorable Mention, First Fountain
2010 First Federal People’s Choice Honorable Mention, Reflection
2010 Charleston Artist Guild Signature Show, Honorable Mentions, Ray of Rosebank Farms
2009 Community of I’On Artists Spring Show, Honorable Mention, Lady May’s Gift
2009 Magnolia Plantation Competition, First Prize, Lady May’s Gift

Sweetgrass Gallery, Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, Hamlet Gallery, East End Gallery, Atrium Gallery, Reinert Gallery, Ella Richardson Gallery, Castle Gallery, Bay Street Gallery

13 August 2020 to 03 October 2020

2020 Virtual Juried Salon Show



"Taking A Break" by artist Alana Knuff has been selected to be in the 2020 Oil Painters of America Salon Show.  This piece will also be on exhibit at the Koger Center, Columbia, SC in 2021.