Artist Portfolio Magazine’s 20 Art Competition
Lorena Pugh – North Kingstown, RI
Like so many artists before me, I relish painting the womanly pear. It’s also a pleasure, when buying a pear, to find it wrapped in tissue. Over time these tissue wrappers became a major component of my work. There is something enticing about an organic form wrapped in translucent material.
The nuance of how light filters through the diaphanous wrapper with a seemingly endless variety of folds and wrinkles is fascinating. The subtle changes in hue as the light moves though the thin tissue to the organic form of the pear and back is a great delight for the eye.
Born in 1957, I am a Rhode Island oil painter.
I received my bachelor of art from Pratt Institute and also studied at the Bryan Shaw School of Art in London as well as the Rhode Island School of Design.
Happily I have won many national and international awards including an Honorable Mention with the 2017 Art Renewal Center, three times my pieces have been finalists with ARC as well. Also three times I have won the Society of Illustration Award of Merit and five times my work has won the Award of Excellence from Communications Arts.
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