Kendall Portis – Fine Artist/Painter – East Point, Georgia


In 1986 Kendall graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta with a degree in Visual Design. While in college, he was exposed to illustrative studies at the Portfolio Center of Atlanta where he discovered his real passion, expressing himself through painting.

Kendall has a 20-year career in local law enforcement. He served as an Embedded Police Mentor, for an international program in Afghanistan.

Over the last few years, through workshops and intensive mentoring, he has been working to grow in the language of painting.

“As an artist, the central story, whether it’s told through light and shadow or local tone, is always about how shapes and light defines our surroundings. It illuminates the world around us so that we can see the awesome beauty of our God’s creation. My focus is never on the subject matter, but instead, what attracts me most are the abstract shapes that together paint the picture.”

“This is how I see the world and I want to invite the viewer into this experience. The objective is for my art to enrich the lives of others and encourage them to embrace the joys of living.” — Kendall Portis

“We are excited to represent Kendalls work at 2 Smith Art Gallery. Kendall does wonderful figurative studies as well as landscapes and still life. We have 18 drawings here at 2 Smith. We plan to have more of his work on display in the near future” — Larry Smith

A gouache figure drawing on paper. Image is approximately 10.25″ x 13.25″ in a 16″ x 20″ white mat. Priced at $150.

A gouache figure drawing on paper. Image is approximately 10.25″ x 13.25″ in a 16″ x 20″ white mat. Priced at $150.

A gouache figure drawing on paper. Image is approximately 10.25″ x 13.25″ in a 16″ x 20″ white mat. Priced at $150.

A gouache figure drawing on paper. Image is approximately 10.25″ x 13.25″ in a 16″ x 20″ white mat. Priced at $150.

A gouache figure drawing on paper. Image is approximately 10.25″ x 13.25″ in a 16″ x 20″ white mat. Priced at $150.

A gouache figure drawing on paper. Image is approximately 10.25″ x 13.25″ in a 16″ x 20″ white mat. Priced at $150.

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