In her sparse still life paintings, Porter strips away distractions to capture the glinting light as it falls on her subject and the surrounding surface.
Strong emphasis is given to simple elegant composition and the subtle gradations of colour temperature. Using a muted palette in her paintings, these narrow parameters enable her to concentrate on the play of light, shadow, focus and line – seeking their absence and presence within the frame. Porter studied at Central Saint Martins. She paints from life in her peaceful studio in Brixton. Her work literally reflects this tranquil sanctuary and escape from frenetic city life: the solitary object basking in uncluttered space.
Porter regularly takes part in Camberwell Open Studios twice a year.
She recently showed at The Ice House, Holland Park, Edinburgh art fair, Affordable Art Fair, Orso Major Gallery and Cameron Contemporary. Her work can be found in numerous private art collections around the world.