About James Knill

I employ painting and photography to play around with our perceptions and how we understand them. My oil paintings are a unique exploration of color theory and composition. It is a distinct style that combines an application of color and hue with depth and abstract expressionism. The result is an experience of joy, wit, and shifting consciousness. An experiment in viewpoint, any one of my works can be absorbed and processed with completely different meanings.

My work has been exhibited in the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Boca Raton, FL.Five of my oil paintings are on permanent display at Lynn University. My work has been sought after by high end architecture firms including Studio Daniel Libeskind, who is the Master Architect of NYC’s Freedom Tower, One World Trade Center.

My work also includes an extensive portfolio of 35mm film and digital photography. My award winning photography has been featured on the cover of legendary surf magazine ESM. Notable subjects that I have photographed include iconic 11X world champion surfer Kelly Slater and the outstanding Gracie family, famous for founding the martial arts known as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Exhibitions/Features:


Boca Raton Museum Of Art: "62nd Annual All Florida Juried Competition", 2013
Artists Alley: Delray Beach, FL "Open Studios" from June 2014- June 2015
Wynwood, Miami: "Glimpse" RAW Artists Miami, 2015
Art Platform NYC: "High Impact: The Art Of Visual Noise" 2015
Sun Sentinel: "Artist opens gallery to showcase 'fairy tale-like' works",July 22, 2015
Palm Beach Post: "Residents’ photos to be displayed in city calendar", November 21, 2015
Art Basel 2015, Spectrum Miami: Art Platform NYC (booth #714)
Eastern Surf Magazine: -Cover Photo, November 2012
"Love Is In The Air" photo feature, February 2015
"Election Week Swell" photo feature, November 2016
City Of Boynton Beach: "2016 City Calendar" photo publication, 2016
JF Gallery, 5th Annual Juried Art Show, West Palm Beach, Florida, February 5-10, 2016
The Coastal Star: "Business Spotlight: Amanda James gallery celebrates its first anniversary", May 4, 2016
Art Platform NYC: : "High Impact: The Art Of Visual Noise", James Knill's paintings and write up on the artist will be featured in this hard-back coffee table art book with some of the most innovative, talented and creative international artists in the scene today. For sale internationally in museums book stores and Amazon.com. Will be released 2016.
HEArt Show 2017, February 25, Old School Square in Delray Beach, FL
-Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL: Permanent Collection, five oil paintings.