Garden Party ,  30x36,   oil on linen. Available through  Putnam Studio

Garden Party, 30x36, oil on linen. Available through Putnam Studio

As a Contemporary American Impressionist, what interests me is rarely any specific subject unto itself. Instead I see color harmony, rhythms, patterns, and strong shapes. Weaving in and out, the world at 60 mph, life in real view, this is how I paint. It is fascinating seeing this way. My art engages its viewers, like passers by who have to stop and move in more closely. The work invites them to find their own answers, like following clues to a mystery, and they can become an artist themselves, even if only for a brief time.
— 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)