Once I decided to try and see if my art would sell in November 2016 I decided that I would need a business name that would ‘Ronseal’ i.e. ‘do exactly what it says on the tin’ (this is a reference to a paint company in the uk whose product names were to the point).
Knill is not usually a common name anywhere thatI have lived so far in my life so I thought like other artists I could use my name and add art…very literal and basic. The next step was to use a well known search engine and see if anyone else was using it. No, the way was clear although I have now been referred to as Mr Knillart now by some.
So in that November I set up a Facebook and Twitter account. However as I had only just left work due to a breakdown I was not in a state of mind where I could just slip into this new persona. It was January 31 2017 when I made that step also linked to entering Purbeck Art Weeks 2017.
It then took trying different ideas until June 2020 that I then chose a logo hand drawn by me with a background colour scheme that represented my art. The hand drawn markers I had previously used on the chest pocket of my hand drawn boilersuits since 2018 and the colour scheme refers to Purbeck. Starting at the top with pale blue for the sky, light green for grass, white or grey for the two Purbeck ridges of land chalk and limestone, yellow for the Sandy beaches and dark blue for the sea.<div class='sharedaddy sd-block sd-like jetpack-likes-widget-wrapper jetpack-likes-widget-unloaded' id='like-post-wrapper-123416164-4694-6099a65ae884e' data-src='https://widgets.wp.com/likes/#blog_id=123416164&post_id=4694&origin=andyknillart.com&obj_id=123416164-4694-6099a65ae884e' data-name='like-post-frame-123416164-4694-6099a65ae884e'><h3 class="sd-title">Like this:</h3><div class='likes-widget-placeholder post-likes-widget-placeholder' style='height: 55px;'><span class='button'><span>Like</span></span> <span class="loading">Loading...</span></div><span class='sd-text-color'></span><a class='sd-link-color'></a></div>