Janie Porter is a New Zealander and lives in Christchurch. She trained in England, New Zealand and more recently at the University of Fine Arts in Hanoi, Vietnam.

She is known for her work in portraiture, landscape and birds, working in acrylic with a palette knife.

Her style is contemporary, edgy and full of energy.   She works in layers of paint constantly experimenting with transparency and form. 

She explores time and place, migratory patterns, and the fragile nature of land and sea.

Apart from New Zealand, she has exhibited in the UK and Spain. Her work is in private collections in several countries around the world.