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  • Medium Oil on Canvas
  • Price $550
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  • Status Available
  • Size (") 12x12

Her paintings are energy on a canvas. 
Inna Knox’s vibrant colors and skillful use of a palette knife capture life and movement on the street. Her impressionistic oils sweep the viewer in, as if he or she were part of the scene.
Inna Nasonova was well known in St. Petersburg for her elaborate watercolor of The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. The magnificent painting was one of her top sellers with tourists. 
She grew up in Russia, attending the prestigious St. Petersburg Art University in interior design and selling paintings to pay her way through school. She later graduated from fashion design school and worked as a designer and seamstress for well-to-do women. 
But her path didn't end in Russia. When she immigrated to the U.S. in 2000, she experienced some things for the first time, including working with oils. 
Now Inna Nasonova Knox is happily ensconced in her studio in the Knoxville area where she also conducts painting classes. Her famous cathedral, in oil, hangs in the hallway, but she has fallen in love with Knoxville's people and street scenes. 

STATEMENT

“My Russian grandfather was a painter,” Knox says. “He died three months before I was born. I started painting as a preschooler, but it wasn’t until I was a teenager that I caught a glimpse of one of his oil paintings. Painting is part of my nature. It’s what I do.
“In the last year, I’ve started focusing on local urban scenes. At first I was taking out people, signs and cars, but then I decided I wanted to leave them in. I like to record life and time in my paintings. I paint the clothes people are wearing — purses, umbrellas and shoes. In a hundred years, my great-grandchildren will say ‘Look at that!’" 

SEE HER WORK

Knox has sold more than 400 street scenes, landscapes, animals and commissioned portraits -- children portraits are her specialty. She has shown and sold her work in  Lithuania, Ukraine, Russia, Aruba and around the U.S. In 2015, she won Sponsor’s Choice in the plein air competition in the Dogwood Arts Festival. In 2016 she won Sponsor’s Choice at the Farragut Art in the Park in the plein air competition. In 2017 she won the People’s Choice Award in the Art Guild of Tellico Village show. Her work has been displayed at the Tyson McGhee Airport and is on display in Nashville at Bennett Gallery and in Knoxville Bennett Gallery as well. She is a member of  Art & Culture Alliances. 

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Window reflection in the Old City, Knoxville, TN
 23 
Window reflection in the Old City, Knoxville, TN
  2607  
Creative Catalyst Award at the Newell Hendershot Juried Show, Sycamore Shoals, TN; Tennessee Watercolor Society 33rd Exhibition and Traveling exhibition; Honorable Mention, Oak Ridge Art Center ...
 2607 
Creative Catalyst Award at the Newell Hendershot Juried Show, Sycamore Shoals, TN; Tennessee Watercolor Society 33rd Exhibition and Traveling ...
  2541  
Art and Cultural Alliance National Juried Exhibition
 2541 
Art and Cultural Alliance National Juried Exhibition
  345  
Landscape Blue Flowers in Field of Green
 345 
Landscape Blue Flowers in Field of Green
  6  
Elegant vase of florals reflecting on a cityscape
 6 
Elegant vase of florals reflecting on a cityscape
  653  
Constructed necklace incorporating turquoise and a black onyx drop.
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Constructed necklace incorporating turquoise and a black onyx drop.
  2503  
Tennessee Watercolor Society 34th Exhibition, Purchase Award
 2503 
Tennessee Watercolor Society 34th Exhibition, Purchase Award
  6  
Night lights reflecting on Gay Street.
 6 
Night lights reflecting on Gay Street.
  746  
Free form sterling silver design using folding technique. Malachite and pearl included.
 746 
Free form sterling silver design using folding technique. Malachite and pearl included.
  564  
Callas Series No. 27 Watercolor on Saunders Waterford 140# Rough
 564 
Callas Series No. 27 Watercolor on Saunders Waterford 140# Rough
  618  
"Unveiled - Life and Hope Through a Woman's Eyes" Series No. 16 Watercolor on Arches 140# Rough People's Choice Award - Cape Cod Art Center 2018 Tell A Story National Juried Exhibition Ann K. ...
 618 
"Unveiled - Life and Hope Through a Woman's Eyes" Series No. 16 Watercolor on Arches 140# Rough People's Choice Award - Cape Cod Art Center 2018 ...
  2394  
Oak Ridge Art Center Juried Show
 2394 
Oak Ridge Art Center Juried Show
  372  
Window reflection reflecting Gay Street and The Holston.
 372 
Window reflection reflecting Gay Street and The Holston.
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Watercolor on Saunders Waterford 200# Cold Press  
 586 
Watercolor on Saunders Waterford 200# Cold Press  
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Forged and shaped sterling silver with a picture jasper.
 627 
Forged and shaped sterling silver with a picture jasper.