"Like a candid snapshot, I strive to record my first impression, to capture a moment in time or everyday life. I express the effects of light and atmosphere, translated so that viewers can experience the beauty in something seemingly ordinary – something they may never have seen in that way before." - Lori Putnam
Monday, February 2, 2009
Lori’s interest in art began before she was 5 years old. By age 11, she had won her first student competition and used the $5.00 prize to purchase pencils and a large sketchpad. As an adult, she managed her own successful graphic design company for more than 13 years while continuing to study art independently. Scott Christensen, Michael Shane Neal, Jason Saunders, and Quang Ho are among her most influential teachers. She credits her love of learning and dedication to the challenge to her friend, mentor, and accomplished artist, Dawn Whitelaw. Lori finds it both a joy and a privilege to share her knowledge and talent with students through plein air and studio workshops across the United States and abroad.