My name is Sally Porter. I live in central Ohio, in the USA, with my husband Greg. We have an adult son, Preston, who is an excellent musical artist.
I paint in a style I call meta expressionism. I was first drawn to painting in the fifth grade, when I saw the work of Vincent Van Gogh. His amazing brushstrokes and the emotive portrayals of his landscapes, flowers and portraits captivated me. I wanted to paint like him. Through his art, I experienced the power of painting to make an emotional connection with the viewer. I create art to make my inner reality an outward expression to be shared by others. Emotion, pattern, color and brushstroke are all elements I explore. I also include symbols,
and iconography that are personally significant to me.
By experiencing my art, you share the creative moment. Good art is stimulating and refreshing, This is a goal of my work, to externalize an inner or hidden reality of our emotionally charged existence for the viewer to examine, partake in and experience.
I have a BA in Business Administration from Otterbein University. I studied painting and drawing at The Ohio State University. My work is in private collections in the United States. My work is informed by Van Gogh, Picasso, Paul Klee and David Hockney, among others. I invite you to purchase a painting, print, card or poster. Please visit my personal website at www.sallyportergallery.com. You will find additional work, and Sally's Blog where I have commented on my own Meta Expressionist work and on the work of some beloved artistic masters.