Author/Photographer Jeff Knowles

Official Website of the Maryland-based Artist
Welcome to Ardent Images, the website and business name for literary and artistic endeavors by Jeff Knowles. This is not a place for closed-mindedness, negativity, or a barrage of time-draining posts to keep up with and "like". There are plenty of social media sites for that (and yes we are on some of those too). May you instead find this site to be a refreshingly calm corner of thoughtful visual and literary expression featuring one artist's creativity and collaborations. Relax, breathe, check out the galleries and information, and feel free to contact Jeff with any feedback or inquiries.

Realistic Fantasy
Fantastic Reality

Fusion of the Classical, Ordinary, and Whimsical
image Why "Ardent"? The word means passionate, fiery, bright -- or originally, "burning" or "glowing". All of these suitably describe the spark of creativity behind Ardent Images. Jeff cannot afford to be an artist or writer full-time, unfortunately. But that does not diminish his professional approach to creative projects nor his need to experiment and create.

What sort of spark? The Ardent Images style emphasizes a subtle balance and integration of influences that are often not thought of as compatible. You may find the results to your tastes or you may not. But Jeff believes the human experience is complex and blended like that, and thus art that reflects that reality is more enduring. So, he blends and combines. Fantasy scenes in ordinary settings, with classical esthetics. An individual's complexity emphasized by stripping away external complexities. The dynamic beauty of dance without relying on cliche dance poses. A full-length novel that is a whimsical fairytale, an epic fantasy, a picture book, and an intimate character story all at once. In life we must balance many elements that do not naturally get along very well, and so it is a goal in Jeff's art.


Nothing to see here! But if you are looking here, you have found a listing of categories and words that seem to describe aspects of Ardent Images that interest people base on our inquiries. NAMES to describe us include: Ardent Images, Jeff Knowles Photography, Mythography Creations, Photographer, Photos, Photo, Photographs, Portraitist, Portrait artist, Videographer, Annapolis portrait artist, Annapolis portrait photographer, Severna Park portrait artist, Crofton children's photography, maryland childrens photographer, maryland kids photographer, LOCATIONS include: Maryland, Anne Arundel County, Millersville, Crownsville, Gambrills, Annapolis, Crofton, Bowie, Severna Park, Baltimore, Severna Park, Odenton, Glen Burnie, Columbia, Arnold; SERVICES include: portrait photography, portraiture, portraits, photo art, child portraits, family portraits, fine art portrait, beach portraits, location portraits, outdoors portraits, portraits in the home, wall portrait, black and white portraits, intimate portraits, boudoir portraits, tasteful nude portraits, fine art nude photography, artistic nude photography, non- erotic nude portraits, non- erotic art nudes, comp card, zed card, resume, portfolio, TFP, TFCD, audition tape, audition video, dance, dancer, ballet, modern dance, dance photography, dancer portrait, dance art, dance performance, dance videography, concert videography, musician portrait, custom framing, SUBJECTS we specialize in include maternity, pregnancy, pregnant, infant, baby, kid, child, children, parent-child, mom and baby, family, preteen, tween, pre-teen portrait, preteen portrait, pre-teen, teen, adult, siblings, art model, modeling, child model, model, teen model, dancer, musician, performer, TYPES and STYLES feasible: artistic, fine art, luminous, ethereal, classical, old masters, contemporary, style, fine art nude, figure, intimate, boudoir, nude, seminude, semi-nude, semi nude, relationship, glamour, sensual, elegant, non-erotic, discreet, tasteful, legal, private, personal art, fantasy portrait, theme portrait, Mythography Creations, mystical, mythical, whimsical, faerie portrait, FANTASY creatures and themes include faerie art, fairy portrait, faerie creations, maryland renaissance festival, Lord of the Rings, elf, elvish, elven, hobbit, angel, angelic, sprite, pixie, brownie, mermaid, nymph, nymphette, knight, princess, medieval theme portraits, character costumes, costume portrait, princess, wiccan, magic, unicorn, dragon.