Wandering Art


I hope you enjoy visiting my site.

My mission, in my art, is to try to capture a bit of the glory of creation and share that with others.  The extravagant beauty of God’s creation surrounds us, and each of us has a unique experience and perspective of this amazing world.  These paintings and drawings are an attempt to share mine with you.

Thank you for visiting!

Lori Puterbaugh


Working Outdoors…

WalsinghamParkPineJuly2017forWebsiteMy Florida-themed work almost always starts (and often ends) out in the field, while other work is drawn from my personal snapshots from travel.  West-central Florida has a much more varied landscape than non-Floridians might imagine: ancient pines, spreading oaks, the Gulf of Mexico, fresh and salt water, and an ever-changing sky. Plus, working outdoors in Florida comes with other challenges that means you can never be bored: mosquitoes, ants, biting flies in season, tiny no-see-ums, the sun, the wind, and the possibility of what we affectionately refer to as “pop-up” storms and rain – meaning it’s hot and sunny, and, hey – is that a cloud? – followed in short order by “BOOM!” and a downpour.  We are the lightning capital of the US, and give it the respect it is due.

This little piece was done on a beautiful morning – with the “help” of some persistent, biting ants. That strangely blue hue to the water where it was running too hard to see reflections? Yes – it really was that intense.  I was tempted to downplay it so it would seem “realistic,” but went with the real thing instead.