Artist Statement


Current Events

Recent Events

Welcome to the artwork of Terrill Knaack. These offerings in painting and photography reflect a life time spent in the study
and enjoyment of nature. All of Terrill's work is based on his personal experiences.

Terrill pictured with Black necked stilt painting

2021 Featured Piece in Birds In Art at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Morning on the Marsh
Original - Oil on Canvas

It's only been in the last three years that the black-necked stilt joined the list of shorebirds nesting in Wisconsin. Horicon Marsh, near my home, is an excellent place to sketch and photograph these birds, beginning in May and throughout the summer. In early morning, when the marsh is still, the light is soft, the colors are pastel, and everthing is awakening. The wading and striding stilts yield an image of grace.

The 46th annual, internationally renowned, 2021 Birds in Art exhibition, was on display at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum from Sept. 11- Nov. 28, 2021. Sixty of the 100+ pieces of artwork from the exhibition were then selected to go on national tour. Terrill's painting was one of the artworks selected. Locations on the tour include the Newington-Cropsey Foundation in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, the Art Institute at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, AZ, the Bozeman Art Museum in Bozeman, Montana and the Rockport Center for the Arts in Rockport, TX.

The Woodson Museum is one of America’s premier museums featuring contemporary art of the natural world, located right here in Wisconsin. For details on the exhibit, directions to the museum and museum hours, see


This site represents a portfolio of Terrill's work. Additional prints and photographs are available for viewing at our studio. Sunny Point Studio is open by appointment only, with the exception of scheduled open houses. If you would like to be on our mailing list to notify you of future open houses, please e-mail us at, or check the available link above for additional contact information. Feel free to contact us at anytime to inquire about the items on this site, or if you would like to come out and visit us at the studio. It is our hope that you will enjoy this site.

Thank You!

Terrill and Sue Knaack

*Also represented by Moondeer Gallery in Boulder Junction, WI*

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Last updated: January 25, 2024
Publisher: Susan Knaack