Fine Art and Digital Photography by Anna Porter
Fine Art watercolors, mixed media paintings, collage and digital photography. Studio in Lake Oswego, OR. Serving the Portland, OR metropolitan area.
InstaPrints Gallery: annaporter.instaprints.com
Twenty20 Gallery: twenty20.com/annaporterartist
Art Blog: annaporterartist.com/blog
Photography Blog: annaporterartist.tumblr.com
Welcome to my website! My name is Anna Porter. Born November 16, 1957, Pembroke, Ontario Canada. Studio in Lake Oswego, OR in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where I now live with my husband, daughter and a menagerie of pets. Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, University of Toronto, 1980. Fine/Studio Art and Art History Studies at Portland Community College 2002-2006. I began painting in 1994 in art therapy, and I have been painting ever since. I am most content with a brush in my hand - hours fly by like minutes. Painting helps me connect to my surroundings, my subjects and myself, and to express myself in a way that I once thought was beyond my capabilities. I have been working part-time as a professional artist since 2007.
I learned how to paint using watercolor as my only medium. While some artists consider watercolor unforgiving and difficult, I love surprises! I love the way that the water and paint effortlessly flow across the paper, creating their own painting within my painting. Although I have since branched out to embrace other media, watercolor remains my favorite. I am a purist at heart, prefering bright, pure colors like those in the piece above titled "figi dreams", which was inspired by a dream and my love of nature and flowers.
I am happiest when I am painting outside, at one with nature. Much of the artwork and photography that is featured on my website was done outside "en plein aire" in the Pacific Northwest. Since it rains frequently here, I carry my digital camera with me everywhere and I frequently finish my paintings in my studio.
Currently I am experimenting with watercolor and mixed media to add textural details to my paintings of flowers, leaves, trees, rocks, rivers, streams, sunlight, patterns, paths, staircases, birds and animals, exotic places and interesting people. I hope that my paintings make you stop for a moment and notice the beauty that surrounds us every day.
I hope you enjoy looking at my art as much as I did creating it. If you would like to purchase a painting or photograph, or if you have any questions about a particular piece, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Private viewings of my work and studio visits are available by appointment.
I look forward to talking to you.
Anna Porter Artist