My material itself, epoxy resin, is my inspiration! The preparation sees the liquid resin and the liquid hardener clash with an element reaction uniting as one. This is the raw beginning of my creative process, applying heat, colour, texture and vision to the selected primed canvas.
My work is the result of a controlled conflict between many margins whilst not losing sight of my concept image. Gravity pulls the weight of the liquid resin to the center of the canvas, air bubbles blemish the appearance and time aggravates curing. I overcome my encounter with rivalry by manipulating, heating and guiding a molten flow.
Planning is key with temperature and dust free conditions paramount in creating a mysterious glossy surface, which allows the performance itself to encapsulate and diffract the light yielding an enigmatic explosion of movement and shine under a glass like hardened surface.
Born in Stonehaven but now living with her family in the town of Arbroath, Gail Knight is Scotland’s, if not the UK’s leading artist when it comes to creating bespoke collectable resin art work on canvas.
Not content with the appearance oil and acrylic paints would have on her work, Gail experimented with all manors of media available to artists. Many attempts were spent trying to achieve the desired results in her minds eye, but to no avail. Then back in 2009 Gail started to cover her work with clear epoxy resin, which cures producing a high gloss end result drawing out the vibrancy of the colours beneath.
Always the perfectionist and needing to push the boundaries in pursuit of 100% satisfaction, Gail then spent a further 3 years experimenting with a cocktail of media to mix in with the resin. After many, many errors and at times questioning her ambition, the perfect formulas were found!
Gail’s resin artwork is so unique that no given piece can ever be replicated due to the effect gravity has on the weighted canvas during the highly technical curing process. As a master of this media Gail Knight’s resin artwork is now regularly being exhibited in London and has collectors from as far as Australia.
All of her work is signed on the back of the canvas because people see different things in Gail’s work which further provides the ability to hang the way that suits you and your space. If at first you are intrigued with what you see then take a step closer and look into the detail and flow encapsulated within the resin! Once experienced you will then appreciate the creative journey Gail has been on.