David Porter

David Porter divided his career as an artist and a freelance designer before becoming a full time professional artist.

His main concentration is semi-abstract contemporary landscape. Inspiration comes from walks in the country and visits abroad. 

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He sketches often in charcoal and acrylic then re-assesses the subject in the studio. By applying blocks of colour to suggest parts of the landscape he stimulates the viewer’s imagination to interpret the landscape in a different way.

He does not profess to maintain a single style but prefers ‘chance’ and an instinctive approach to mark making.

To date he has exhibited successfully in solo and group exhibitions in numerous galleries, as well as exhibiting at the Affordable Art Fair Battersea, Chelsea Art Fair and the Edinburgh Art Fair.

He has work in private collections throughout United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.


Laings Regional Finalist.

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Finalist.

Porter says “painting for me starts with an immediate response, possibly seeing the effect of light on the landscape, a cluster of trees or contrasting shapes & figures”.