Artists Bio

Lorena Pugh is a mid career oil painter, whose interest lies in articulating things she finds to be  beautiful yet often overlooked.  With both humor and  reverence, she will focus on a theme and can spend years concentrating on that motif.  Etherial light, transient beauty, and natural patters are reoccurring elements in Lorena’s recent paintings.

National/ International Awards

Art Renewal Center Salon, Honorable Mention, 2016

Art Renewal Center Salon, Finalist, 2015

Society of Illustration, Award of Merit, 2005, 2001& 1999

Communication Arts Award of Excellence,2002, 2001, 1999, 1998 & 1997

Art Show at the Dog Show First Place Oil, People’s Choice & Best Sporting Group  Entry, 2002,  2nd Place Oil, 1999

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

Selected Publications            

Art Calendar, article, Studio Tour, May 2008           

Illustration, A Theoretical & Contextual Perspective, copyright 2007, Hyperrealism

Naples Dog, article, “Pawcassos”, Winter, 2007

Inform Art, article, “Lorena Pugh” 2006 Annual Guide

Art and Frame Review, article, “Artist to Watch, Lorena Pugh” November 2005

Décor, article“Pet Projects” , May 2000

US Art, article, “Dogs of a Different Color”, September, 1999

Dog & Kennel, article, “Artist Lorena Pugh”, February, 1999


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, 1980