Artist Clarence Porter

An example of fine art by Clarence Porter

Photo of Clarence Porter
  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.porter-arts.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $75.00 - $9,000.00
    (This price range was estimated with limited info and may be inaccurate)


Clarence calls his art “playing” and his creations flow from his toy box full of pastel colours, for the viewer’s enjoyment. Whether it’s plumes of soft billowing smoke contrasted against the angularity of steel factories or shadows racing away from their street signs, trees or gas meters, Clarence feels there is a kind of beauty that can be found – if you can see it. “We passively look at our surroundings daily but to see is to be actively engaged in the moment. My job as an artist is to see and translate my visual and emotional moments into pieces of art that allow the viewer to feel and be in my moments. If my art causes the viewer to pause and reflect on a moment in time that I cherished, frozen in pigments, then my goal has been achieved”.
While his focus now is on painting with pastels, he began his career as an advertising agency art director, after which he spent many years in Toronto as a freelance commercial illustrator working in a broad range of media. After relocating to Hamilton, Clarence started working with pastels for his own enjoyment. In 2006 Clarence was juried into the 15th Annual Purely Pastels Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Hamilton where he received an Honourable Mention. That was the spark he needed and since then he hasn’t looked back. Clarence’s pastels have been showcased in four solo shows and juried into multiple group exhibitions where he has won honours. His work is in private collections, is collected locally and internationally.
Clarence received his Master Pastel Artist of Canada (MPAC) signature designation from Pastel Artists Canada in 2014 and was elected a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA) in 2016. He is also a member of the International Association of Pastel [...]

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