Artist Patty Porter

An example of fine art by Patty Porter

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.pattyporter.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $250.00 - $3,645.00
    (This price range was estimated with limited info and may be inaccurate)


For the past twenty years, Patty has focused on honoring our area’s beautiful land. When she finds what she describes as a powerful portion of landscape, she chooses from it those elements which speak to her sensibilities. She is mindful of photographer Minor White’s statement: “Be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence.” She first sits quietly with her subject on location, interpreting the atmosphere, color, texture, and tonality of the site while doing a field sketch, and then in her studio she develops the scale, arrangement and textural highlights in the context of oil paint media leading to the creation of a larger composition. Time spent at the easel with rich yellows, reds, and deep blues can transport her to a warmer place. Surviving the cold gray skies of Ithaca’s winters has become a challenge over the years and the color palette of this body of work has proven to be a tonic for the winter doldrums. She wants to give to viewers a serenity and warmth, and an experience similar to the one she feels while working on these paintings in her studio. She feels her presence is affirmed through her paintings. These paintings capture a spirit of each place - through what Nature has presented. Her work honors beautiful locations at a time when development of our land is rampant, and vast landscapes are being transformed into shopping plazas, industrial sites, and housing developments. Patty wants to engage viewers not only in an aesthetic manner but also in ways that will motivate them to preserve its beauty.
I am trained as an Art Educator with degrees from Kutztown University and Elmira College. I’ve had a twenty-three year career as an art teacher with the Ithaca City School District. In the early 90’s I developed an intense interest in oil painting. This interest took [...]

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