Artist Harriet Porter presents serene still life paintings in a muted palette, in a body of work that evokes the paintings by Morandi and William Nicholson.
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. 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.
These exquisite original oil paintings by artist Harriet Porter sometimes have a hyper realist appearance and on the website can look like photographs, viewing in person is highly recommended, you won’t be disappointed!
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