“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 an experience, a state of mind, rather than a mere likeness. What is impossible in real life becomes visually essential.

Olga Porter

 

Olga Porter is a Russian-born painter currently living and working in Houston, Texas. Olga has also exhibited in Austin, Scottsdale, San Francisco, Luxemburg, and Tokyo. Her work has been featured in American Art Collector Magazine, Austin monthly, Art Ltd, Studio Visit Magazine and other publications.

”…Born in Russia in St. Petersburg, Olga Nicolaevna Porter made brilliant studies of art which she continued in California and Texas. Her style could be described as neo-impressionist…but more openly figurative and perhaps sometimes with something oblique or Bukowskian. Her cityscapes quiver with life and her nudes are more expressive than sensual. It is without a doubt this authentic and uncompromising expressivity, which refuses embellishment and flattery, that lends some of her nudes an essentialist quality. I do not mean this term in the way some people apply it to art, but rather, that within the intricacies of Porter’s images, the occasional flirtations and near abstractions, the essential always emerges. Beautiful paintings!”

by Giulio-Enrico Pisani  of Zeitung vum Lëtzebuerger Vollek, Luxemburg