Upon returning to the Pacific Northwest, Knutson joined the Soma Group, a collective of artists working in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.  His earlier black and white ink paintings gave way to large canvases with color.  His pursuit at this time seems to be a struggle for reason and meaning, drifting away from his human forms and rendering transcendental scenes of underbrush and bramble, life at ground level. Weeds and blackberry, wild rose and forgotten trees became his muses.  In 2003, the collective produced an art film called The Changing Light, using seventy of Knutson's paintings. 

Deer in Meadow

Deer in Meadow

28"x36" acrylic on canvas $2,000

Cormorant

Cormorant

28" x 36" acrylic on canvas $2,400 sold

Hummingbird in Bamble(red)

Hummingbird in Bamble(red)

30" x 36" acrylic on canvas $1,200

Bird on Forest Floor

Bird on Forest Floor

18" x 24" acrylic on canvas $600

Swallow over Field

Swallow over Field

48" x 48" acrylic on canvas $1,200 sold

Hummingbird in Bramble

Hummingbird in Bramble

36" x 48" acrylic on canvas $2,200

Minnow

Minnow

12" x 20" acrylic on panel $600 sold

Bird on Forest Floor

Bird on Forest Floor

48" x 48" acrylic on canvas $3,600

Swallow in Field(detail)

Swallow in Field(detail)

48" x 48" acrylic on canvas $1,200 sold

Candlefish

Candlefish

20" x 36" acrylic on panel $1,200 sold

Bullhead in Field

Bullhead in Field

42" x 30" acrylic on canvas $4,200

Hummingbird in Bramble

Hummingbird in Bramble

30" x 36" acrylic on canvas $2,400

Bird on Forest Floor

Bird on Forest Floor

16" x 24" acrylic on canvas $1,200

Swallow in Field

Swallow in Field

24" x 30" acrylic on canvas $1,200

Minnow in New Light

Minnow in New Light

32" x 48" acrylic on canvas $3,400

Deer in Meadow

Deer in Meadow

30" x 36" acrylic on canvas $3,200 sold

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