Clarence A. Porter PAC, MPAC | Contemporary pastel paintings


Pastel Artists of Canada (PAC) 3rd Annual Online Members Juried Show 2015

Two of my pastel pieces, "Little Kennisis" and "Plains Rd Sunset", were juried into the PAC 3rd Annual Online Member Juried Show. "Little Kennisis" received an Honorable Mention. I'm very pleased. Click this link to view the show online.

Classes 2016

Soft Pastels – Art Gallery of Hamilton

Sundays, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 15   |   1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

This introductory course is not just about learning techniques (which I will demonstrate) and then applying them, but it’s about having fun in a relaxed environment. We play and experiment and are inspired to complete several projects. All materials are provided. For registration information, call 905.527.6610 ext. 272.

Sheridan College Oakville – Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Visual and Creative Arts Program, Figurative Painting Studio (second year), Winter Session

Almost over. So many talented students!

Event: If you love pastels, don’t miss this one!


May 30 - June 3, 2016   |   Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora, Ontario

The Five Day Pastel Conference is being organized by the Pastel Artists of Canada. There will be 25 sessions by accomplished Canadian pastel artists on many topics; using a limited palette and acrylic underpaintings; conquering colour and travel painting, and so much more. The sessions range from two hour demonstrations to half day or full day workshops by internationally known pastel artists. Spend five whole days (or even one!) learning about painting in pastels. For information about the conference and to register, go to this link:

I will be at the ICAN Pastel Conference participating in the following events:

FREE Plenary Event (No Registration Required)

Monday, May 30   |   11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   |   Paint-A-Long

Award winning artists Christine Camilleri, Sharon Fox Cranston, Andrew McDermott, and Clarence Porter will co-paint four works within the hour. Each will start a work from her/his own resource photo, then take turns working on each others’ paintings until the time is up. The final paintings will be signed by all four artists and auctioned off during the remainder of the conference.

Clarence Porter: Painting the City

Wednesday, June 1   |   9 a.m. - 4 p.m.   |   WFW1 Full Day Workshop Session

Working with the smooth and angular shapes of sky, steel and cement, the "Painting the City" workshop will give you a glimpse into the possibilities of achieving exciting organic spaces with the brilliant colours of pastels. I will share the techniques and tricks I use to achieve my cityscapes. I'm looking forward to seeing you there!