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, January 28, 2018

Winter White

"Winter White"
9 x 12 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello

Every once in a while I like the challenge of painting white flowers in a white vase against a white background. There's room for a surprising amount of color when painting white.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Gentle Moment

"Gentle Moment"
12 x 12 oil painting by Pat Fiorello


Usually I decide on a title of a painting as soon as it's done. Sometimes it's descriptive and other times I just look at it and ask what it feels like or what it wants to be called. And usually something that fits seems to always pop up.

I'm working on having more quiet moments this year and this still life seemed to have a feeling of stillness about it.  A quit moment to stop and think and just be. Being gentle with yourself. Hence, the title, "Gentle Moment".

Sunday, January 14, 2018

A New Beginning

A New Beginning
16 x 20 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello

Happy New Year!

My first large painting of 2018 was inspired by a still life I set up of a floral arrangement I received for my birthday on 12/31 with a silver sugar bowl and some additional loose flowers. Contains some of my favorite flowers- roses, hydrangeas, ranunculus in a simple white and green palette.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Soft Touch

Soft Touch
6 x 6 oil painting
by Pat Fiorello
Wanted to get in one last painting in 2017 and just had time for this small study of a white rose.

Today starts the new year and I'm starting on a much larger painting.

My mom used to say the way you spent New Years day was an indication of how you'd spend your year.  So I always like to get in some quality painting time to start the year off in a way that brings me joy!

Hope your holidays were good and best wishes for a 2018 filled with love, good health and abundant joy!