My name is Jerry Knight and I have been a Manatee County resident for over 50 years. In 1962, Anna Maria Island became my playground after my parents relocated here. Having married and raised my three wonderful children, I finally achieved my lifelong dream of becoming a full time artist and photographer. In October 2012, Sea Side Studios became a reality.
I have a passion for what I call "Coastal Art Photography". I try to capture the natural beauty we so cherish here. I do not set out to produce art about one subject or another, but instead to capture the ever changing beauty that surrounds this mystical coastal area. The one constant in my life is my camera. What nature presents is what I photograph. It is my hope that through my work people can step into my photos and experience the abundant nature and beauty of Coastal Florida, with which I was privileged to have grown up.
I prefer to offer my photographs as Giclée Prints on Canvas. I feel this method gives my photography an elegant and artistic feel. The weave of the cotton gives the canvas a texture which you cannot get from flat paper. The cotton fibers also make the canvas much thicker, stronger, and more flexible. In addition, a UV protective laminates is also applied to the canvas, which adds even more durability. This process produces an elegant piece of art which should last for decades.