2017 Lloyd R. Knowles

About Lark Studio

Art reflects not the visible but makes visible.

            Paul Klee

Artist/ Lloyd R.Knowles
Artist/ Lloyd R.Knowles

We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are.

          Talmud

My work is basically formed by two principles. First being my faith which affirms that I can create and provides vision. Second, that Art is seeded in the mind and heart – not the eye; therefore I work in metaphorical, expressionist and abstract art.

 

Many  works have been exploratory in nature, breaking free of the constraints of order. My new works start with a vision, yet often take their own path, a path distinctly of their own. To quote John Cage: “It’s not in my life, it’s in its life.” Thus I do not feel constrained to a certain vision or style – and it’s much more engaging

 

At this time I’m working at getting back to basics – form, color and simplicity.

I am married and have a marvelous family of nine children and 18 grandchildren with more surely on the way. I love life. I love my work, my family and my faith!. In 2011 I completed a new 400 s.f. studio and art storage space next to my office. It keeps my work unhindered.

My next greatest joy is music. At this time I especially love the work of many contemporary (20th-21st century} composers. The playlist is eclectic and often necessary for inspiration. One painting so far, Dark Angels was directly based on a string quartet by George Crumb.

What they thought was silence, because they didn’t know how to listen, was full of accidental sounds.

            John Cage

Typical Exhibits:

Top: Covey Center for the Perfroming Arts - 2013

Left: Art of Our Century

Woodbury Museum

2014

Right: Utah State Rio Galley - Statewide Competition 2013

The Studio - Ready for new project

In House Printing: HP Designjet Z4200 PS

44" carriage, high volume pigment based inks for archival quality giclees. Full printing control is kept in the studio

Education:

University of Idaho – 1963-1965  

University of Utah:   B-Arch – 1971

Studies included architecture and art

 

Professional History - Art:

 

Lark Studio: Est. 2/2008

Major projects: The Book of Isaiah; metaphorical interpretations of the prophecies. Most pieces are a combination of acrylic and mixed mediums on panel.

General Artwork: Acrylic and mixed mediums on panel. Abstract art, expressionist art.

Digital: Digital art and mixed medium on digital base

 

Published in Art and Beyond , vol 9 May-June 2013

Published in SMOFA catalog 2011,2014

Published in Ipsum Lorum catalog 2012

Featured in the Abstract Now collection – Satchi Online

 

Best in Show and the Utah County Art gallery for “Death and Transformation”

,Judges Choice Award– Covey Center for the Arts  Summer Art Showcase for Dark Angels.

 

Earlier work   1964-1970: Painting, Oil on canvas, Ceramics, Investigations in filmmaking

                    1972-2008: Architectural illustration – ink, pencil, watercolor, model making,

                                       Computer modeling, graphics and animation

Public art installations 1990: Nauvoo IL historic Jail and Visitors Center – Design of public grounds, monuments (art work), collaboration with D. J. Bowden on statuary.

 

Exhibits:

          2017   Springville Museum of Fine Art:    Seeing Springville – Invitational

The Classical Tradition: Serenity, Simplicity,  and Harmony – Invitational

 

 

          2016   Springville Museum of Fine Art:    Seeing Springville – Invitational

The Classical Tradition: Serenity, Simplicity,  and Harmony – Invitational

                    Utah County Arts Board, Juried

          2015   LDS Church 10th Triennial Worldwide Exhibit

Springville Museum of Fine Art:    Spring Salon, Juried – Published in Catalog

                                                   Spiritual Art Exhibit

 

          2014   UVU Wasatch - Solo

                    Woodbury Art Museum – Art of Our Century (Western U.S. Invitational) – Digital works.

                    SMOFA – Spring Salon

                    Covey Center for the Performing Arts, Summer Art Showcase

                   

          2013   Utah Arts & Museums – Statewide Annual Competition – Rio Gallery

                    Covey Center for the Performing Arts, Summer Art Showcase

                    (Judges Choice award – Dark Angels)

                    Woodbury Art Museum – Art of Our Century (Western U.S. Invitational)

                    Provo library, Solo

                    Utah County Art Gallery, Juried – 3 exhibits

                    Bountiful/Davis Art Center, Juried

           Springville Museum of Fine Art -  Spiritual Art Exhibit

 

          2012   Built new studio

                    LDS Church 9th Triennial Worldwide Exhibit

  1. Covey Center for the Performing Arts, Solo

Springville Museum of Fine Art: -  Spring Salon, Juried – Published in Catalog

                                                   Spiritual Art Exhibit

Utah Artist Association, Solo

Logan Fine Arts Gallery, Juried

Provo Public Library – Group show, Utah Valley Artists Guild

Utah County Arts Counsel, Juried

Utah Valley University - Group show, Utah Valley Artists Guild

2010  

Utah County Art Gallery, Juried – 3 exhibits

Utah County Art Gallery - Group show, Utah Valley Artists Guild

          2009   Utah County Arts Counsel, Juried – 2 exhibits

 

          2008   First FA work since 1968 – Isaiah 3 – Children Shall be Their Princes.

 

Association Involvement: Utah County Art Board, Utah County Artists Guild, Utah County Artists Association; American Institute of Architects - President Northern Utah Chapter, Board Member Utah Society.  Boy Scouts - Silver Beaver. Rotary Club President, Interact Club advisor, Kiwanis Club. National Computer Graphics Association.