I. Lynn Garriott Porter was born in Fulton, Missouri, and grew up living in the country, loving the natural  beauty of her surroundings. Art was her first love, and watercolor was her first medium of choice. Later in life she discovered colored pencil and gained a new love. She found with watercolor pencil she gets the pleasure of both mediums in one. 

Lynn’s paintings have been exhibited in numerous shows, galleries, hospitals, businesses, cafes, and competitions in central, eastern, and northeastern Missouri regions.  She is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, National Watercolor Society, and a Juried Best of Missouri Hands Artist. She was selected as the February 2008 profiled artist in Ann Kullberg’s Colored Pencil e-zine, “From My Perspective,” and chosen to have one of her watercolor pencil paintings in Ann Kullberg’s book, “Colored Pencil Secrets to Success” and one of her colored pencil portraits in “Colored Pencil Cats & Dogs.”

Most of her life, art was only a part-time passion as she was employed full-time. As a result, most of her works have been primarily commissioned. She still loves doing commissioned work and now loves teaching art classes in her home, gallery studio, and other venues as well. 

Visits to Garriott Porter Art Studio, LLC is by appointment only.  Contact the artist if you are interested in having her do a commissioned work of art for you or if you are interested in classes, private lessons, or art supplies.