Terry Porter was born in 1949 and immediately struggles arose in her life. An early onset disability, one of a few, that gave her a life expectancy into only her early teens, Porter rose above it and has continued to be relentless into her adult and artistic life.
Starting in first grade, Terry Porter was recognized as an art prodigy. Decades later, Dr. Betty Edwards author of “Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain” wrote, “Her ability to see and draw is certainly amazing!... The drawings, especially in depicting foreshortening, are wonderfully accurate and beautifully drawn. Her focus on negative spaces also makes the drawings unusually strong.”
Very few of Terry’s original artworks have ever been offered for sale until now. Her newest series, “Chairs and Their Shadows” is a collection of large acrylic paintings exploring spatial, compositional, tonal, and relational aspects of light, shadow, and the object that may best reflect our changing culture, style, and society… Chairs. They offer a resting spot, and we all need to sit.
An artist's life shaping their art is key to becoming historically important and Terry Porter is a prime example of an artist transforming a difficult struggle for the betterment of her practice.
Terry Porter is currently an AC Gallery Resident Member on Artsy.net