Melinda Camber Porter was as an artist, author, poet, journalist, and filmmaker. As such, she explored the merger and boundaries of the spiritual and the intellectual. She held a belief in life, in the creative process and creative people, and in love and beauty.

Born and raised in London, Melinda Camber Porter attended Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. She lived in Paris in the 1970s as the Cultural Correspondent for The Times and for over 25 years at the Hotel Des Artistes in New York City where she married, raised her two children and created her art, films, and writings. After a prolonged battle with ovarian cancer, Porter died aged 55 at the family home in Sag Harbor, New York.