"I am inspired by living, moving scenes. Shapes and forms stay suggested and open, leaving room for the viewer's interpretation. My intent is to capture experience, a state of mind, rather than a mere likeness. What is impossible in real life becomes visually essential."
Olga Porter is a Russian born painter. As a young artist, she studied at a studio in St. Petersburg. In the United States, she studied life drawing and painting in California and Texas, including at the Glassell School of Art in Houston, TX. Currently a resident of Houston, Olga frequently takes painting trips in the US and abroad.
The subjects of Porter's paintings are cityscapes and human form. Her work is distinguished by forceful gestural marks, light abstraction, occasional displacement of elements and play with proportion.
Porter has exhibited in Arizona, Oregon and Texas, including Texas Biennial 2009. Her recent solo show in Scottsdale, AZ was previewed in American Art Collector Magazine.