Red Knot (Calidris canutus) - The Red Knot is a shorebird that spends the summer in the high arctic tundra of the Arctic Circle, enjoying the warmer weather, feeding on the abundance available and breeding the next generation. However, as the summer ends and the cooler winds blow, the Red Knot responds to the urgings of its voice inside and is inspired to undertake one of the longest and most difficult migrations on earth to the southern continents.
Red Knot Images is about responding to the urgings of your voice inside telling you who you are, who you could be and being inspired to take action to be you, in much the same way as the Red Knot .
At Red Knot Images we support emerging artists to help them get started on their creative journey.
We hope you enjoy the images presented, appreciate the emotion put into creating them and are inspired in some way by them.
“After a career in electrical engineering, I felt a desire to try something different. I have always admired drawings and have thought that I had it in me to draw. I attended a course on the basics of drawing to get me over that initial hurdle of having a go, and have since enjoyed drawing a range of subjects using the simplicity of lead pencils, ink and paper as tools. I am interested in drawings of nature and highlighting the many and varied shapes and patterns that occur naturally around us.
Objects that are small, commonplace, seemingly insignificant and often overlooked can be surprisingly beautiful and inspiring images to draw. Thinking on an image, and the detail in the image, can reveal a deeper truth of life.
I haven't seen a Red Knot yet, but one day I will."
"I have always loved photography. Capturing a moment, a colour, a shadow, a memory can make your heart sing. Shapes and colours against the natural background of a blue sky or green foliage, images of childhood places and traditions combine to evoke feelings of belonging and place."
"I have enjoyed creating art in many mediums all my life. Whether using water color pencils and pens for my whimsical cards, or large acrylic or oil paintings, I love capturing nature's best aspects."
"I am a country bumpkin at heart with my eyes on big city lights. Hailing from Armidale, I dabble in water colour, ink and lead to bring you creations that burst with wild colour."
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act!
Action will delineate and define you!"
Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US President
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility."
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Pastor and Theologian
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow"
“True Colours” Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly, Songwriters