Nationally recognized artist Lori Putnam is known for her signature brushwork and intelligent use of color. Her contemporary, abstract-impressionist style engages viewers by inviting them to move in more closely and to find their own answers. Like following clues to a mystery, appreciators become artists themselves, if only for a brief time. Following a long career in graphic design, her life as a full-time fine artist began in 2005 when Putnam began traveling to paint and collect resource materials for large studio pieces.
Now regarded as one of the country’s most sought-after artists, Putnam’s work and career have been the focus of major art magazines such as Art of the West, Fine Art Connoisseur, Plein air Magazine, Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, and American Art Collector.
Her paintings have taken top awards, and have been exhibited through many prestigious affiliations, including but not limited to: Salmagundi Club New York; Portrait Society of America; Tucson Museum of Art; The Brinton Museum; Oil Painters of America; Western Masters Heart of the West Auction in Coeur d’Alene; Out West Show and Sale; American Impressionists’ Society; Laguna Plein air Painters Association; Florida’s Forgotten Coast Plein air Invitational; Easton Plein air; and the Maui Plein air Invitational. Putnam’s paintings are held in private, corporate, and permanent museum collections across the U.S. and abroad. She maintains a studio in Charlotte, Tennessee. For more information, please visit loriputnam.com.