More paintings by Glenys Porter
“I find beauty in the most unlikely places—a rusting nail, paint peeling off an old door, water-stained cement. My interest is drawn to the beautiful textures and juxtaposition of color that Nature creates during its quiet and patient reclaiming of the man-made.”
Glenys Porter has always been fascinated by the visual impact of humanity upon nature. A former realist, her attention has, in recent years, turned to abstract interpretations focusing on texture and color inspired by the coexistence and interaction between humanity and nature. Residing in an urban environment, she observes daily evidence of man’s ingenuity and nature’s patience coexisting—seemingly incongruous, yet harmonious. Her paintings are structurally abstract images influenced in part by this perception.
Texture is a vital element in Ms Porter’s work, built up initially before any paint is applied and often further embellished with additional molded and sculpted acrylic material fashioned by the artist herself. The paint is then layered, alternating thick and thin, translucent and opaque, allowing the work to evolve in a natural way. The result offers not only visual depth and interest, but also a tactile quality, almost inviting the viewer to touch.
Alex Haleigh Gallery: Group Show, “La Figura”: Gardena, CA, 2008
The Artful Home Gift Show, New York, NY, 2007
TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (group show), 2006
Remmi Fine Art Gallery, Denver, CO (2-artist show), 2006
Remmi Fine Art Gallery, Denver, CO (2-artist show), 2005
Winright’s Gallery, Jacksonville, FL (group show), 2005
Bryce Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand (group show), 2005
Time Warner Telecom corporate headquarters, Littleton, CO
Jackson Life Insurance, Denver, CO
Paradise Valley Medical Plaza, Paradise Valley, AZ
U.S. Pharmacopeia corporate headquarters, Rockville, MD
MGM Grand at Foxwoods Hotel & Casino, Mashantucket, CT