Larry Knott

Members Showcase Gallery 8.9 - 9.23.17

Nature is his favorite subject.


“the arts, and my appreciation for them, started early in life and have slowly yet steadily increased in importance. My introduction to "paint-by-numbers" in early childhood was the beginning and I have sporadically picked up the brush over the years.” Retirement has offered him plenty of time to paint consistently. The fact that he’s had only one art class in his life may classify him as a beginner but he says “I’m not intimidated by all the professional talent that abounds in our area simply because I find a great deal of peace and pleasure in my painting.” Only recently has Larry show his work publicly in hopes of inspiring others. Larry has lived in Elizabethton, TN. for nearly thirty years. He says the “southern experience, in a rural atmosphere has given me a true love for the out of doors which I have tried to recreate in my paintings.” Oil on canvas has been his primary media, but lately he’s been painting on wood. “What originally started as a challenge has turned out to be fun…nature is my favorite subject matter; flowers, animals, birds and scenic vistas.”