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Alison Porter

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Alison Porter was born in London, but now lives in Swansea where she works at the University. Most of her higher education has been in geography, but she took a detour into the art world by studying the Foundation in Art and Design course at Swansea Institute.

Artist's Statement
Drawing is the starting point for all my printmaking. I am interested in how colour and depth can be added to the drawn line while still keeping its immediacy. In some way or another, everything I do is portraits. I love everyday objects. I want to give them life in pictures. I am fascinated by what it is in a picture that can capture the essence of something or someone - a few little lines shifted one way or another can make all the difference between an interesting representation and something banal or irrelevant. I’m still practising.