Margaret Porta


Essentially a 'designer', I draw a lot, paint a bit, print occasionally and have always been in reverential awe of the structure, engineering and sublime beauty of the human form: consider the sheer genius of an ear, knee or hand! Impatient,and adventurous in use of medium I tear along always 'prepping' the next concept/work...aware of the ruthlessness of time. However, I now feel I must 'move on' from my preoccupation with the human figure and work on other ideas, possibly incorporating botanical themes, an obvious development resulting from many years of textile design and the decoration of ceramic and glass. By the way, in common with many other artists most of my work is signed (Tomlin) my family name, Porta being my married name. Margaret Porta 2020