Olga Nicolaevna Porter
Traditional art schooling in Russia, studio work in St Petersburg, a few workshops, a few years at The Glassell School of Art in Houston, and continuous practice of drawing life.
...I am inspired by living things, especially the human body. I rely on regular practice of drawing nude models for learning. Every session is a tap into unknown, a meditation and labor to reveal grace. I am conscious of the air blanketing objects, moving with breath, resting against surface. A sense of place may be evasive, a fleeting memory.
My canvas is an open door that lures me in, my pursuit of happiness. As an old-medium painter, I stay amazed by the potency of oil paint. Oil on canvas, charcoal and dozens of brushes, pallet knives, rugs and scraping tools are my dear companions...
most pieces are purchased by private collectors