Planning for a comprehensive exhibit of paintings by Lori Putnam spanned two years, affording the artist the luxury to explore and contemplate a new series. The result is not only a reminder of the beauty found in “our own backyard”, but an extended study of larger tracts of land and the lovely Tennessee vistas that surround Putnam every day.
We have partnered with Lori Putnam well over a decade, during which time we’ve had the privilege of witnessing the steadfast trajectory of her success and international notoriety. She has become one of most recognized and respected American Contemporary Impressionist painters of our time, with demand for her work and multiple awards as testament.
The remarkable rhythms and harmonies Putnam instinctively captures en plein-air, or may creatively explore in the studio, offer the viewer the best of two different painting techniques the artist experiments with and interchanges effortlessly. This practice has become synonymous with Lori Putnam, and cements her place as a leader and influencer.
Even though she typically gathers inspiration from traveling the world, Putnam’s new series, Close to Home, delivers the richness and diversity for which her home state is famous. Tennessee’s ever changing weather patterns and four distinct seasons offer a plethora of subject, color, and texture that Putnam clearly researched and beautifully conveys in this well executed exhibition.