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!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring Fever: Callaway Gardens

Callaway Azaleas
Watercolor  Plein Air Study
by Pat Fiorello

Spring is my favorite season of the year. With the changing of the clocks this weekend, warmer temperatures and colorful flowers starting to pop out in gardens, Spring is definitely upon us.  It feels  to me like an uplifting time of hope, energy  and optimism after a grey, cold winter( even here in Atlanta the winter, while not as challenging as the North,  can be dreary).

Another annual spring "rite of passage" is the Azalea Festival at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain Georgia, about 90 miles from Atlanta.

For the past 7 or 8 years, I've been taking students there each Spring to paint on location in the gardens. We will be going again for a weekend workshop April 21-22.  If you'd like to join in the fun and spend a beautiful weekend outdoors painting the joy of spring,  call Callaway Gardens Education department at 706-663-5153 or email  Feel free to contact me at if any questions.

Wherever you are, I hope you take notice and appreciate the return of Spring. Have a beautiful day!

1 comment:

  1. Wow- absolutely gorgeous! Love the deep pinks and greens and that the light hitting the upper ones is so beautiful. Really well done! Would love to paint azaleas with you---one day for sure!!