“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 is a Russian born painter. In the USA she studied life drawing and painting in California and Texas, including at the Glassell School of Art in Houston. Currently a resident of Houston, Olga frequently takes painting trips in the US and abroad. The subjects of Porter‘s paintings are cityscapes and the human form. Her work is distinguished by forceful gestural marks, light abstraction, o ccasional displacement of elements and play with proportion. Porter has exhibited in galleries and venues in Austin, Scottsdale, San Francisco Luxemburg, and Tokyo, including Texas Biennial 2009, ALH Celebration of Texas Art 2010, Hunting A rt Prize show 2 010 and 2011, Best of Texas 2011. Her large scale paintings are featured in the permanent art collection of Susan and Fayez Sarofim Pavilion of Memorial Hermann hospital built in 2019 .
Olga’s work has been featured in American Art Collector Magazine, Austin monthly, Art Ltd, and other publications.