Oil painting of a autumn trees and a ford

Tennessee Ford
By Lori Putnam
36 x 48 in.
Oil on linen

Native Tennessee artist Lori Putnam spent the last two years creating a new body of work inspired by the landscape that surrounds her. In her upcoming solo exhibition, “Lori Putnam: Close to Home” the artist celebrates each of the four, distinct seasons with landscapes ranging in size from 8 x 10 inches to 36 x 48 inches. Shown here is a studio work created from a plein air sketch made just two miles from her Charlotte, Tennessee studio.

Having grown up in the countryside with no neighbors for miles, Putnam credits her passion and familiarity with the area’s colors, natural harmonies, rhythms, and patterns to those many hours spent exploring nature as a young child.

She is the Vice President of Art Ambassador for a Colorful World, and winner of last year’s PleinAir Salon Art Competition Annual Grand Prize presented by PleinAir Magazine.

To see more of Lori’s work, visit www.loriputnam.com