Art Brokerage: Thomas McKnight American Artist: Thomas Frederick McKnight's paintings, serigraphs and posters, phenomenally popular with the public, have placed McKnight in an elite group of contemporary artists whose work can be instantly recognizable as his own. Be it a carnival in Venice, a sundrenched street in Greece, a cozy well furnished room, a tropical beach or a mythological scene, McKnight's images invite you to experience the unfettered joy of living. "I try to integrate what is real about a place or thing with its underlying truth its invisible soul, muses the artist. In the process I try to create a symbolic reality that can serve as a catalyst for emotions, nostalgia, joy, the sadness of time passing. According to noted New York Times critic Gene Thornton, McKnight's work presents visions of earthly happiness that are almost celestial. It is the vision of earthly paradise that exists in the here and now. Thomas McKnight's pictures remind us of how good life can be in those rare moments when all is well in the world."