Mentoring Participants...What they have to say

"Working with Lori in her Mentoring program has been amazing and is pushing me to new heights in my painting. I feel like I am really moving forward in both skill and mindset. I am taking risks and understanding color and value like never before. She is also guiding me as I shift my career into being a full time painter. I am so blessed to be working with such a nurturing and talented artist whom I respect and admire."


The value of face to face online mentoring with Lori cannot be underestimated.  It is prompting reflective practice in my work and contributing to my growth as an artist. I look forward to each encounter with Lori, via our online meetings, they are insightful, thoughtful and enjoyable.


I’ve dreamed of being taught, one-on-one, by a great artist. The mentoring program, with Lori Putnam, makes that a reality. Having an expert direct their undivided attention to my work has given me the insight and perspective that is helping me improve and grow as an artist. I look forward to every session and review the videos multiple times, to make sure I understand and absorb the teaching. To those looking for focused guidance to improve painting skills, sign up and get ready to paint better!

— PAM M.

I have really enjoyed Lori’s mentoring program. It is so easy to talk with Lori and I feel she is really helping me advance with my artwork.


My hour is jam packed with insight on how to fix my mistakes, how to approach a new painting, color, composition, career development and all from an artist who is easy to talk to! I am loving every minute and also enjoying getting to know the other artists who are participating!


Thanks for the wonderful mentoring sessions. You are right that I am painting differently, and also I THINK and SEE differently now. You taught me the basics, which allows me to make my own mistakes and recover. When I look at my old work, I have a better idea of how I could have done things in a more powerful, compelling (and easier) way. No need to paint every single detail. Let the viewer do part of the work: it’s more entertaining for them anyway and frees up my time and energy.