Pat Fiorello - Art Elevates Life

Art & Inspiration from professional artist and instructor Pat Fiorello. Pat is known for her romantic landscape, garden and floral paintings in oil and watercolor. Her paintings often depict beautiful places like Italy and France. Pat teaches painting workshops in the U.S., Caribbean and Europe. She is passionate about inspiring others to include art in their life. Whether creating it or simply appreciating and enjoying it, there are so many ways that art elevates life!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Dahlia Drama

Dahlia Drama
8 x 10 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello

I recently was asked to participate in the 7 day Black & White photo challenge on Facebook. The idea was to post B&W photos for 7 days in a row, no people, no explanations.  In doing so ,I went thru some of my photo's and just dropped the color out to focus on the beauty of the shapes and the contrasting lights, darks and mid-tones. Some of the photo's in B&W inspired my curiosity to give them a go for painting. This Dahlia was painted using only the black and white photo as a reference.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Roses & Ivy

Roses & Ivy
 12 x 16 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello

What's more important than celebrating love? I enjoy using my artwork to play a role in that.

A recent groom commissioned a painting of his wife's bouquet for a surprise first anniversary gift for her. It was a beautiful bouquet filled with roses and flowing ivy.

Here's what my client shared the day after his anniversary:

 Hi Pat! Thank you for the sweet note! 
We had a great day, and Rachel loves her painting! 
We are both very impressed with your work and will happily recommend you to anyone who is looking to have a painting commissioned. 
Thanks again!
W.C., Atlanta, GA

 If you'd like me to create a special painting for someone you love, just contact me and we can set up a time to talk about what you're interested in.

Learn more about my "Forever Bouquet Paintings" here.
Gift certificates are available.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Fine Art Prints on Sale at Imagekind- 50% off Thru Midnight 11/12

Piaget by Pat Fiorello
Fine Art Prints now available

A select collection of my paintings are available as Fine Art Prints through Imagekind.

Wanted to let you know that they are running a special sale this weekend- 50% off through midnight November 12.  Prints are available on archival paper, canvas or even gallery wrap canvas and you can customize the size to your needs. You can order on-line and they will ship directly to you.

It might be a great opportunity to add some new color and inspiration to your home or get an early start on holiday shopping.

You can see which of my paintings are available at:

There are 3 collections: Florals, Italy and Landscapes so check out all 3 galleries.

To take advantage of this special sale, enter THANKS1750 when ordering.

Please feel free to share this special offer with friends and family who might be interested. Thank you!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Love Blooms- Bridal Bouquet Painting

"Love Blooms"
12 x 12 "Forever Bouquet Painting"- Oil
by Pat Fiorello
"Love Blooms" is bridal bouquet painting I created as a gift from a mom to her daughter who recently got married.  The groom's family is from the Southwest and the couple has moved there so they included some succulents and other foliage for a bit of that southwestern feel. The bouquet was created by Blooms of Dunwoody in Dunwoody, GA.

If you'd know someone who might like to give a gift of a bridal bouquet painting, you can see more here or message me directly. It's a beautiful and lasting way to commemorate one of life's most meaningful occasions.

Some closeups and work in progress on the easel below.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Heaven Scent

Heaven Scent
16 x 16 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello


Aside from the apparent visual beauty of these O'Hara roses, a distinctive feature is their wonderful fragrance. I enjoyed having the scent in my studio while painting "Heaven Scent".

Thursday, October 26, 2017


12 x 12 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello

This is my latest bridal bouquet painting just shipped off to a recent bride in New York. The parents of the groom gave one of my gift certificates to the couple for an engagement gift.

 As soon as the photo's were in I started on this painting. It provided some challenges not only that it was an all white bouquet (as many of them are) but the sweet peas are very delicate and almost paper thin, unlike some of the more typical wedding flowers like roses, hydrangeas and peonies which have a more solid form.

The broach on the handle was of special significance in that it was a wedding knot broach that belonged to the bride's late grandmother, so I gave it a little more detail.

Below is the reference photo from the wedding.

Here's what the bride had to say, 

"Hi Pat,

Confirming I received my painting last night and I absolutely love it! I cannot wait to get it framed and hang it on my wall. I really think it came out beautifully and it is such a special reminder of our wedding day. I cannot thank you enough. I will most definitely be referring your work to my engaged friends!

Thank you so much,


If you are interested in commissioning one of my "Forever Bouquet Paintings" for a special bride-to be or for an anniversary gift, please contact me. More on my website.