• James Parry

Hudson artist Susan Porter showcased in this month’s issue of British Vogue magazine Just days befor


Hudson artist Susan Porter with the painting, now sold, that appeared in the February issue of British Vogue magazine.

When Hudson artist Susan Porter first read the e-mail on her computer this past November she was sure it was a scam. For it was from the prestigious magazine British Vogue inviting her to submit one of her paintings and a brief bio to appear in its February, 2015, issue in a special feature spotlighting 15 ex-pats now creating wonderful works of art around the world.

Upon checking it out, however, Porter confirmed that it was indeed the real thing. And this month’s issue now on sale is proof positive. Said Porter, the only artist in Canada to be featured, in an exclusive interview with Your Local Journal this week, “I was in shock, absolutely flabbergasted. I was sure it was a scam or someone setting me up for a fall. Then it was that they must have made a mistake as surely they didn’t want me! But then I learned that they had discovered me on the Internet which in turn made the world feel very small and that they were serious.”

As for the other 14 artists showcased, Porter - who was born in Kingston upon Thames in Surrey and who has lived in Hudson for almost 20 years - says she is not sure how or who or why they were selected but it certainly includes some very prestigious artists, including one royal portrait painter.

Accompanying Porter’s painting, British Vogue describes her as a British artist currently living in Hudson, Quebec, whose large macro paintings of flowers and animals are attracting a growing international following for their graphic simplicity.

Closer to home, Porter will be exhibiting at the Rigaud Municipal Library, 102 St. Pierre Street, through March 7 in a show titled Everlasting Flowers. She will be hosting a vernissage on Saturday, February 14, and everyone is welcome. To learn more about this most talented artist, you can also check out her website at www.susanporterart.com.

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