As a Contemporary American Impressionist, I capture the character of a person, the uniqueness of a place, the color of time, and the relationship of shapes. Rather than merely copying, I use paint to interpret and to express. What interests me is rarely any specific subject unto itself. Color harmonies, rhythms, patterns, and my response to these elements excite me. Seeing the world in this way gives me the freedom to explore any subject. The end result, the art itself, engages its viewers inviting them to find their own, personal interpretations.
— Lori Putnam

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As music is the poetry of sound, so is painting the poetry of sight.
— James Abbott McNeill Whistler: 1834–1903 - "The Gentle Art of Making Enemies," (1890)