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Artist Anna Porter


An example of fine art by Anna Porter

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://annaporterartist.com

  • Year Born: 1957

  • Mediums: watercolor, golden fluid acrylic, mixed media, digital photography, digital collage

  • Subjects: floral, landscape, portraits, weddings, nature, wildlife

  • Favorite places to paint - outdoors, in gardens and in nature

  • Price Range: $150.00 - $2,000.00




The Artist Says:


"There is so much beauty in this world that goes unnoticed because we do not take the time to look and really see. When I am painting or taking a photograph, I am affected not only by what I see, but also by what I hear, taste, smell and feel. The longer that I look at something, the more I see in it -  subtle changes of tone, variances of color, the play of light and shadow. These things are revealed to those who take the time to study and appreciate what is before them. When I see something that I want to paint or photograph, I feel excited. I am fascinated and curious. I can't wait to start. I am happiest with a brush in my hand, painting outdoors, at one with nature. The hours fly by like minutes. I am an avid gardener and I  love flowers. I especially enjoy photographing flowers up close so that you can clearly see all of the wonderful abstract shapes and beautiful patterns and colors. My favorite female artist is Georgia O'Keefe. I love the way that she captured the essense of flowers in her vivid watercolors and oil paintings with her bold style. Her work has influenced my choice of subject matter and color. I also love the work of Henri Matisse, both for its excellent design and its superb use of color. I am a purist at heart, prefering to work with a bright palette in clear, pure, rich colors. Much of my early work was in watercolor only, with a lot of white space. While watercolor remains my favorite medium, my current work is filled with color, and I am experimenting with mixed media; using pastels, watercolor crayon, watercolor pencil, gouache, and golden fluid acrylic with watercolor in my paintings to emphasize texture and pattern and bold, vivid color. My hope is that when viewing my paintings and photographs, people will take a moment to breathe in the beauty of nature and will be delighted by what they find"  — Anna Porter



Other Artists Say:


These are some of my favorite quotes by other artists. They provide me with inspiration, keep me focused, and help me continue on my path:
 
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint', then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced."  — Vincent Van Gogh
 
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." — Henry David Thoreau
 
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." — Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet
 
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." — Pablo Picasso

"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." — Lewis Carroll
 
"In nature, light creates the colour. In the picture, colour creates the light." — Hans Hofmann
 



Biography


Pacific Northwest fine artist Anna Porter uses watercolor, mixed media and digital photography to capture intimate details in nature. A member of Oregon Society of Artists from 2012 through 2016, and current member of the Peninsula Art Association, her paintings, floral and nature photography have been shown in galleries in Oregon, Idaho and Washington, and are available for purchase online at Anna Porter Artist, Fine Art America, and MobilePrints.
 
Specialties:  Floral art, plein aire landscapes, abstract art, watercolors, paintings, and digital photography of Pacific Northwest gardens, flowers, roses, trees, landscapes, and elements from nature in natural light.
Inspiration: Sunlight, patterns, color, flowers (especially roses), nature, forests, birds and animals, pathways, and gardens.
Mediums: Watercolor, digital photography, gouache, fluid acrylic, pastel, watercolor pencil, mixed media, collage and digital media.
Surfaces: Hot press watercolor paper, cold press watercolor paper, fine art photography papers, canvas, metal, acrylic, board and fabric.
Products: Paintings, fine art prints, digital photography, canvas prints, metal prints, acrylic prints, greeting cards, throw pillows, duvet covers, tote bags, iPhone and Samsung Galaxy cases.
Fine art services: Paintings, fine art prints, and digital photography for sale. Murals and portraits on commission. Fine art matting and framing services.
Photography services: Floral and landscape photography, wedding photography, portraits, corporate photography and event photography.
Design services: Color design, image creation and editing, copywriting, print and internet advertising, layout and design services, marketing collaterals, branding, content management, ebooks, and website content.
 
Studio: Shelton, Washington
 
Galleries, Shows and Awards:
 
Best in Show-Photography Category, 29th Annual Peninsula Art Association Spring Art Show, Shelton, WA, April 8 to 12, 2019
Solo Exhibit, Cascade Sotheby's, Lake Oswego, OR, Oct to Nov 2016
Honorable Mention, 2016 Portland Rose Festival Art Show
Best in Show, 2015 Portland Rose Festival Art Show
Oregon Society of Artists, 2012-2016: Monthly Fine Art Exhibits
City Hall Gallery, Oregon City, Willamette Falls Festival Fine Art Exhibit, Dec 2013 to April 2014
Plein Air Painters Paint Willamette Falls Festival, Oct 2013
Prichard Art Gallery, University of Idaho, [...]

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