“A Day in the Life” with Montréal Visual Artist Susan Porter

Susan Porter is our 21st-century Georgia O’Keefe. Her paintings are fresh and larger than Life! Susan is a delight to work with and I appreciate her out-of-the-box thinking.

How much do I love Susan’s work? Let me count the ways. It’s a rare thing to find an artist with such a perfect sense of design, space and composition. Her work takes minimalism seriously, transforming the intricate patterns of nature and distilling them into stunning simplicity. To see her work is to find solace, a balm for a frenzied life.

-Written by Laura den Hertog

Susan Porter
Birk’s Hydrangea 30”x30”
Susan Porter
A few of my works ready for the Art By The Water Exhibition
Celebration 36”x36”
In the studio, I especially love to paint in grey monotone
Susan Porter
Innocence 30”x30
Susan Porter
Seen here with a recent pet commission


Which ’hood are you in?

I am a British artist currently living in downtown Montréal in Griffintown. We came to Canada 28 years ago with 2 small children who are both now more Canadian than British!

What do you do?

I love to paint acrylic contemporary minimalist florals. Using photos I take throughout the year so I always have plenty to use throughout our winters!!

What are you currently working on?

I recently painted lots of spring inspired florals for the Art By The Water exhibition. It was a fundraiser for the Simon Chang Foundation for Special Needs Children.

Where can we find your work?

I sell online through social media & via my website. I am also a member of Artists in Montreal.