Kent-based artist Kate Knight is known for her provocative artworks, each one playful with a deliciously dark twist. Figurative imagery of birds, beasts and botany, belies an undercurrent of sex and death, mixing memory with desire, for an unforgettable contemporary aesthetic. Inspired by the abundance of native British Wildlife, 'A Charm of Iridescence' forms part of a recent collection that depicts birds of the British isles in the their natural habitats. Drawing on the paintings of 20th century artist Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe, Knight blends traditional realism with pattern and motif to showcase her strong individual style. Under their collective noun (charm), 'A Charm of Iridescence' depicts four, luminous Magpies (four for a boy!), surrounded by a thicket of creamy roses and delicate butterflies. Playing with diagonal lines of composition, Knight's work recalls the silk paintings of Japanese antiquity, reimagined with unique contemporary edge.