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JOSEPH PORUS
Oakland, New Jersey - United States


, Surfs Up, Seascape, $656
, Maui Glow, Beach, $415
, Personal Study, Portrait, $835

Art Starting At $1,155

Artist Statement

As a boy growing up in New York City our family owned one original oil painting. I recall staring at that canvas and even more, running my hand over its surface -amazed that color was captured in the thickness and layers of the paint. The concept that color could have dimension never left me. A painting seemed to hold a special power that connected with the viewer like nothing else. For years I believed artists were somehow "gifted". One day at 19, I bought my first art set to explore if there was an such gift in me. I found no gift, only passion that never cooled. I guess my gift is always striving for improvement, learning from mistakes and being confident that given enough effort you can achieve any goal. So,I attacked art with brute force, read all the art books on the shelves ,Leonardo's notebooks,techniques from all the old masters and more. I studied their techniques tirelessly and tried to make them my own. I still fall in love with each new painting I start and the emotion they can conjur. I have focused on the sea for over two decades and now the last 6 years I have been doing portraits from the Renaissance. Often I will create hybrid works combining classic portraits with ocean backdrops! I In so many ways ,Im still the little boy looking at the first oil painting with feelings of wonder! I hope you enjoy browsing through my ...

Original Artworks (172)

Joseph Porus; the biannual flight review, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 12 inches.
Joseph Porus
Original Oil Painting, 2017
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
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Joseph Porus; seaglass, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 Based on a photo taken inside a wave Multitude of transparent and opaque paint layers...
Joseph Porus
Original Oil Painting, 2017
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
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Joseph Porus; maui moon, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241 Paradise of Maui Inspired by Tobora works.  Great moonlight in cliffs and surf...
Joseph Porus
Original Oil Painting, 2017
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Joseph Porus; java jazz maui morning, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 16 inches.
Joseph Porus
Original Oil Painting, 2017
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Joseph Porus; surfs up, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 25 x 19 inches. Artwork description: 241 Maui crashing surf...
Joseph Porus
Original Oil Painting, 2017
25 x 19 inches (63.5 x 48.3 cm)
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Joseph Porus; maui glow, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 20 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 Maui north shore...
Joseph Porus
Original Oil Painting, 2017
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Joseph Porus; personal study, 2017, Original Painting Oil, 15 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241 A beautiful Bourgereau interpretation of a little girl reading on a bench...
Joseph Porus
Original Oil Painting, 2017
15 x 22 inches (38.1 x 55.9 cm)
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Joseph Porus; Reflective Moment, 2016, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241                                       Oil on canvas                                                               ...
Joseph Porus
Original Oil Painting, 2016
12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
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Joseph Porus; My Secret, 2016, Original Painting Oil, 12 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241                                      Oil on linen  inspired from Bourgereau original.  This one a close up variation                                                              ...
Joseph Porus
Original Oil Painting, 2016
12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
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Joseph Porus; Lost Lamb, 2016, Original Painting Oil, 17 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241                                     Oil on linen  inspired from Bourgereau original.  This one a close up variation                                                             ...
Joseph Porus
Original Oil Painting, 2016
17 x 22 inches (43.2 x 55.9 cm)
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Joseph Porus; Scarlet with the Pearl Earing, 2016, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241                                    Oil on linen  inspired from the movie Girl With The Pearl Earing   Starring Scarlet Johanson                                                            ...
Joseph Porus
Original Oil Painting, 2016
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Joseph Porus; Pondering, 2016, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241                                   Oil on linen                                                             ...
Joseph Porus
Original Oil Painting, 2016
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Joseph Porus; Always the Bridesmaid, 2016, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 5 inches. Artwork description: 241                                 Oil on linen                                                           ...
Joseph Porus
Original Oil Painting, 2016
16 x 5 inches (40.6 x 12.7 cm)
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Joseph Porus; Private Thoughts, 2016, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241  Oil on linen Inspired from Rembrandts original ...
Joseph Porus
Original Oil Painting, 2016
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Joseph Porus; Vineyard Delights, 2016, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241                               Oil on linen                                                          ...
Joseph Porus
Original Oil Painting, 2016
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Joseph Porus; Rebecca Da Milano, 2016, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241  Oil on linen ...
Joseph Porus
Original Oil Painting, 2016
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Joseph Porus; Unexpected Visitor, 2016, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241                             Oil on linen  Inspired by ale Brun . . . The Bather                                                      ...
Joseph Porus
Original Oil Painting, 2016
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Joseph Porus; Kitchen Helper, 2016, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  Oil on linenInspired by the all the workers behind the scenes ...
Joseph Porus
Original Oil Painting, 2016
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
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Joseph Porus; Julia Medici Lystri, 2016, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 Oil on linenInspired from the orinial who was a student of Leonardo Da Vinci...
Joseph Porus
Original Oil Painting, 2016
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
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Joseph Porus; Young Beauty, 2016, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241  Oil on linenInspired by W Bougereau! ! ...
Joseph Porus
Original Oil Painting, 2016
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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