High White Light, an exhibition about Scotland’s identity was opened by our First Minister, Alex Salmond MSP and featured works by some of the country’s most collectable contemporary artists including Calum Colvin, John Bellany and John Byrne. As curator and one of the exhibiting artists, it was an opportunity to create the challenging political portrait, ‘Westminster No More’ which depicts the First Minister smiling in front of The Houses of Parliament, his face adorned with ticker-tape references to Iraq, Afghanistan, Trident and Scottish Independence. Despite its controversial nature, I’m delighted to say the painting appealed to The First Minister who bought it for his private collection.
Jane E Porter
I offer visual stories that portray my fascination with soul and psyche. Not being a purist, I often mix media and it’s not unusual to find sand and plaster mixed with my paint. Some stories ask for a gritty, grungy expression while others require a delicate, layered approach.
Inspiration comes from everywhere: history, The Masters, the media, nature, psychology, philosophy, but most importantly, those around me and as it continues to flow, I am infinitely grateful.
As young children we were innocent, untarnished; our lives lay ahead of us, unknown and undetermined. When we look back at our childhood,...
The Rich Boy, Homage to F. Scott Fitzgerald (detail) I am delighted to have been accepted by new online gallery Artfinder. Artfinder wo...
Mother's Little Helper 2015 'Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o&...
As the sun sets over the withering pavilion, faint from the brier’s entwine, the muffled hum of champagne-drenched laughter seeps its wa...
In an interview last week I was asked, ' What do you think the best work of art ever made is?' The Raft of Medusa (1818–1819) ...
Edie Sedgwick, oil on board 110 x 120 cm This is the last painting from the series, The Tortured Soul Creates Art. detail E...
Absent Friends, digital media
The Last Summer (digital media) It was late August, the hottest summer recorded since 1910. The children were still young, their e...
My Art Friends
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