By Kathy L. Collins

Long time Apollo Beach resident, Jeff Knott, is not only a successful business person with over 30 years of senior management leadership experience and author of the book Navigating The Healthcare Maze, but he is also an accomplished watercolor artist.

Recently, Knott learned that two of his paintings, Native American Hunter and Waterlillies, were accepted into third edition of the Barcelona Showcase Contemporary Art Exhibition. The Showcase is held at Barcelona’s architectural jewel, Gaudi’s Casa Batilo, located in the heart of beautiful Barcelona, Spain. The Barcelona Showcase is an exhibition of leading contemporary art, presented by Global Art Agency with over 200 selected national and international exhibitors. The show features paintings, sculpture, photography, illustration and multi-media artwork.

In addition, Knott was the winner of the Ed Morse Brandon Auto Mall FIAT Art Contest. As first place winner, Knott receive $1,000, and his artwork is on display at the dealership.

Knott’s artwork is vivid, bright and striking. He does not limit himself to any single subject matter. All of his art is different. Knott is now a prolific painter.

Knott said, “We all have innate talent, but until we exercise our talents, we do not know they exist. If you take your talent and exercise it, you would be amazed at what you can do.” Knott added, “So many people say ‘I always wanted to try…’ I say do it. The more you exercise it, the more you learn and the better you become.”

Knott had taken up painting as a young boy living in England. It was not until 2007 that he started to paint in earnest. Now, his artwork can be found in homes and businesses across the U.S. and internationally. Knott now regularly takes on commission work.

To view Knott’s artwork, please visit You can also email him at



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