A young Lancaster artist whose work appears in adult and children’s books in the UK and America is to have his first gallery exhibition in the city next month.
Jack Knight, 28, presents a blend of both local and fantasy impressions of cities and skylines in his collection Metamorpolitan, which will run throughout June at Lancaster Library.
Visitors can expect some unusual and hugely imaginative interpretations from this artist who has developed a niche for his Zombie-related designs which have appeared in books such as Dr Dale’s Zombie Dictionary: The A-Z Guide to Staying Alive, published by Allison & Busby.
Jack’s company, Knight Time Creations, is ranked number one in the UK out of 365 other UK illustrators on the Freeindex directory website, with rankings based purely on customer satisfaction.
Metamorpolitan is a move away from the cartoon zombie caricatures Jack has become known for.
He said: “There may be a piece in amongst the collection that echoes my ‘Knight of the Living Dead’ side, but generally my work for this display is going to be a rich and colourful look at buildings, cities and wonderful architecture,” he said.
The exhibition will also feature a small collection of watercolour and acrylic pieces from Liverpool artist Mike Scott whose keen eye for detail and heart-warming appreciation of the little things in life is well worth a look.
Jack’s work caught the eye of insurance company Protect Your Bubble for whom he created two large illustrative designs for customers.
Based on a pun of the 1996 film ‘Trainspotting’, his Zombie Spotting range has also proved popular: a collection of zombies in professional uniforms such as nurse, lollipop lady and clown with the tagline “Chew Life”.
Jack also works with fashion designers, theatre companies, restaurants, confectioners and other retailers.
Metamorpolitan will open at Lancaster Library from June 1 until June 30.
All of Jack’s hand painted canvases will be available for purchase at the end of the exhibition but buyers can reserve them in advance.