Florine Porter was invited to exhibit her watercolors at the St. Louis Bridge Center. Here is the article that appeared on their website about the exhibition. Her work was hung on October 11th will be on display through the end of the year. Someone is at the center, located at 8616 Olive Blvd., from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday thru Friday. and on Saturday from noon till 9 p.m. www.stlouisbridge.org
Visiting Artist Series
We are fortunate to have an exhibit of watercolors by Florine Porter. Many of her works have been in juried shows, and this includes two which are currently on display at the Bridge Center – “Sunrise in Giverny” won the Judge’s Choice Award 2013 from the St. Louis Watercolor Society, and “Afternoon in Florence” received Honorable Mention.
Florine Porter is originally from Pinckneyville, Illinois. She began studying oil painting at the age of ten and during high school took community courses in art at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She continued her study of drawing and painting at the University of Illinois- Champaign campus, where she obtained a degree in Graphic Design. She worked as a typographer for Rockwell International-Graphic Systems Division and MGD Graphic Systems in Chicago. After moving to Vandalia, Illinois, Florine did free lance artwork and book illustrations. When her daughters went to school, she put away her brushes and obtained an elementary teaching certificate from Greenville College and a Master’s Degree in reading from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. After twenty years in the classroom, she retired and turned her focus back to art, determined to master the technique of watercolor. She enjoys plein air painting and maintains a watercolor travel journal when traveling in Europe, the Caribbean and throughout the United States.