Knutsen is a figurative painter who explores the connections between people. She mostly paints her friends and family, placing them in the context of how she sees the world. She also includes props in her painting that come from remnant pieces left over from her textile projects like her knitwear collection KatHat. She is heavily inspired by conversations as well as world events. Knutsen’s latest work has been an attempt to combine the micro and macrocosm of humanity’s unity with the universe.