Alina Knott. She loves the combination of power, speed and aesthetics. For artist Alina Knott, no other car embodies these attributes as perfectly as a
She holds the palette in her left hand, a large dollop of red paint sits on top of a dried-in dark blue. Today, she is putting the finishing touches to her painting of a red
Her constant companion is her 14-year-old chihuahua, Dauphine. “My ideas demand discipline and calm. When I paint, I can't listen to or think about anything else. It's like being in another dimension. I lose all sense of time when I'm standing in front of a canvas,” explains the 44-year-old, as she starts to paint the B-pillar of the 911. She creates a precise line in rich red, then mixes in a little more black. Light and shadow play a very important role in her work. Next, she takes a deep breath and paints the edge of the door without pausing. She then takes a couple of steps back – three, or perhaps four metres. She smiles.
“I know the way to my friends' house (...), but at lunchtime it's so busy that I'm glad to be able to get real-time traffic information and avoid potential traffic jams.”
A digitally assisted drive. She goes out onto the terrace and looks at the painting through the huge window. Taking a quick satisfied glance in the other direction, Knott breathes deeply. She looks out over Dianasee, whose surface is so still that it's as if she makes a deal with the lake to remain calm when she needs to be creative. She picks up her elderly dog and leaves the studio. Today she has a very full schedule. She first meets a friend, who wishes to be simply called Ole, at the
The offer described here is for a 2017 model year 718