In her color-rich abstract paintings, Kit Porter takes cues from palettes, patterns and shapes in a changing environment.
The artist: Porter grew up in Wilmington, NC, and graduated with a degree in fine art from the University of the South (TN) in 2005. After graduation, she worked in art-related jobs in Columbia and Charleston, SC, before pursuing her own art full time. The mixed media artist now lives and works in Beaufort, SC.
The goods: Abstract paintings of florals, foliage and found fragments on canvas ($300 to $6,000).
What’s popular: Recently, a series of abstract still-life paintings that Porter calls fragmented florals.
Other favorites: Large-scale paintings.
Side passions: Coastal cleanups and marine conservation.
Big break(s): Though she has exhibited in group shows nationally, she is preparing for her first solo show at Anne Irwin Fine Art in Atlanta in the spring of 2021.
Fun request: Worked with interior designer Betsy Wentz of Studio B on several paintings for a room in the 2020 Kips Bay Showhouse in West Palm Beach, FL (see image in gallery).
What’s next: A project where Porter is crowd-sourcing fragments for a body of environmental artwork, honoring the efforts of others to do their part to keep our earth and oceans clean. For details about the project, visit www.kitporterstudios.com/call-for-fragments
Where to see and buy: www.kitporterstudios.com. Also at Anne Irwin Fine Art in Atlanta and SEA Contemporary Art Space in Rosemary Beach, FL.
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