Artist Profile - David J. Porter

Tree Lines (oil on board) sold

Tree Lines (oil on board) sold

Tree Lines (oil on board) sold





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About David J. Porter
Artist Statement


Based in Cheshire where he was born and educated. David has successfully divided his career as a freelance designer and as a professional artist. He is now a full time artist.   Mainly self-taught his main concentration is contemporary landscape, achieving a semi-abstract / part representational composition. Inspiration comes from his many walks and visits abroad which he sketches often in charcoal, then re-assess the subject in the studio.  By applying blocks of vivid colour in such a way as to ‘suggest’ parts of the landscape he stimulates the onlooker’s imagination to interpret the landscape in a different way.   David is continually moving boundaries in his work by keeping the process in a state of flux. To date he has exhibited successfully in solo and group exhibitions in numerous galleries also achieving recognition in:-   Laings Regional Finalist. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Finalist.   Also exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair Battersea, Chelsea Art Fair and the Edinburgh Art Fair. Work in private collections throughout United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.

Artist Statement

“painting for me starts with an immediate response, possibly
seeing the effect of light on the landscape, a cluster of trees or contrasting