LORI PUTNAM

Lori’s work celebrates life, nature, and the human experience, rendered with remarkable skill, passion, and creativity.

Lori Putnam is a contemporary American painter whose work is characterized by loose and expressive brushwork, intelligent use of colour, and modern composition. Her art encompasses diverse subjects, including landscape, still life, and figurative works.

One of the most notable aspects of Putnam’s art is her use of colour. She has the masterful ability to mix luminous hues that are simultaneously bold and harmonious. These sensitive colour choices lend a unique sense of personality and emotion to her work.

Putnam’s landscape paintings capture a scene’s essence, conveying its visual appearance, mood, atmosphere, and emotion. Her works are infused with drama and dynamism as she paints the ephemeral quality of light, the ever-changing character of nature, and the singularity of a place.

Her figurative works are equally impressive, with nuance that reveals her deep understanding of the human form. Painting with a measured level of detail, Putnam’s portraits are particularly striking as she captures only what is necessary, relying on subtle shifts of colour temperature, value, and brushwork.

The art of Lori Putnam is a testament to the power and beauty of painting as a medium of expression. It is a conversation with her soul. Her work celebrates life, nature, and the human experience, rendered with remarkable skill, passion, and creativity.

Lori Putnam’s work has been featured in magazines too numerous to mention and has received awards in many prestigious competitions. In 2021, she received the annual Plein Air Salon Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award. The awards went to two separate paintings and were chosen from more than 8,000 entries.

View Lori’s work at: www.loriputnam.com

Master Class Information

Masterclass #1 “Plein Air, Right from the Start”

Monday 16 (studio) & Tuesday 17 September (plein air)

Mandurah, Western Australia

Lori Putnam believes that plein air and studio work go hand-in-hand with becoming a better painter. Lessons learned in one setting naturally benefit the other. A lifelong student herself, Lori will share how this way of thinking and hard work have helped her grow at such a rapid pace. By beginning indoors on day one, participants will have more confidence to tackle day two’s outdoor challenges.

Open to all mediums.

Intermediate and experienced artists will get the most from this two-day masterclass, which includes:

  • Understanding five types of light
  • Seeing the big shapes
  • Designing a good foundation
  • Capturing the feel of the day
  • Painting a scene’s essence and singularity

Two days $425Register here

Masterclass #2 “Plein air, Resource Material or Finished Product”

Thursday 19 & Friday 20 September (plein air)

Peel Region, Western Australia. Location TBA

Lori Putnam sees plein air painting as having two separate and distinct purposes. In this two-day plein air masterclass she will show you both. Participants will learn the differences, how to focus on making the best colour notes for use as future resource material, and how to produce a finished painting in the field.

Open to all mediums.

Intermediate and experienced artists will get the most from this two-day masterclass, which includes:

  • Understanding the importance of colour notes
  • Making meaningful sketches for better painting results
  • Having the confidence to make strong painting decisions
  • Knowing when to push an idea and when to give up on one
  • Finishing in the field

Two days $425 – SOLD OUT – Register WAITLIST here

Masterclass #3 “Fix It, Scrap It, or Use It.

Tuesday 24 September (studio)

Mandurah, Western Australia

Details to be advised

One day $tba – Registrations open July.

Lori Putnam head and shoulders 2

View more of Lori’s work at: www.loriputnam.com