Lorena Pugh Works

Lorena Pugh

Medium: Oil on Linen or Panel and Gouache on Paper

Subjects: Still Life and Landscape

Style: Contemporary Realism

Inspirations: Too numerous to list, but here is a smattering,

Landscape: Douglas Fryer, Fits Thaulow, Isaac Levitan

Still Life: Morandi , Janet Rutcus, Daniel Sprick


Pratt Institute, BFA with honors

Art Student’s League,

School of Visual Arts,

Rhode Island School of Design


Working in oils as a contemporary realist, Lorena is a mid-career artist who has received a number of national and international awards. She is interested in atmosphere and how light moves through materials. Personifying organic forms has been her muse over the last few years.


Salmagundi Club, Thumb Box Show, Ray Mar Award 2019

Artist Portfolio Magazine, 20 Art Competition, Honorable Mention 2018

Plein Air Salon Dec/January 2017-2018

ARC Salon Finalist, 2015, 2017, 2018 & 2019

ARC Salon Honorable Mention, 2016

Bold Brush, finalist, March 2014                      

Society of Illustrators, Award of Merit, 2005, 2001& 1999 Communication Arts Award of Excellence, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1998 & 1997

Contemporary American Dog Art Competition First Place Oil, 2005, Best of Show & First Place Oil, 2000, First Place Water Color, 1999, First Place Oil, 1998