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!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Painting in Tuscany

Tuscany Beyond the Poppies
16 x 20 Oil Painting
by Pat Fiorello

Tuscany is a magical place filled with warmth, history and lots of painting inspiration. In my book, "Bella Italia, Italy Through the Eyes of an Artist", I share why Italy is so paintable from the perspective of an artist- the light, the color harmony, the rich textural contrasts to name just a few of the salient features.

If you would like to experience painting in this beautiful land for yourself, you are invited to join in the fun for a painting workshop I'll be leading there this September 20-27.

 Each day we have a wonderful home-made breakfast prepared for us, we'll do some painting (with  a mix of demonstrations, lessons, painting time on your own and with guidance from me as desired, critiques over the week) and fit in some sightseeing and photography time(and of course a break for gelato). Our days will be completed with a dinner prepared for us in the Tuscan tradition by a wonderful private chef, accompanied by wine courtesy of some of the local vineyards and lots of laughs and good conversation.

We are the exclusive guests at a very special place with a rich heritage. San Fedele, has its roots as a monastery dating back to the 12th century and had many reinventions over the centuries up through the time of being a working parish church and community center in the 1980's. Then it fell into disrepair.  The present day private owners purchased San Fedele and spent over 6 years breathing new life into the building and surrounding landscape restoring it to its former glory and further updating it to have the modern conveniences to make it a magical and comfortable place for us to call our home base for the week. You will learn more about the history and transformation of this site during our stay.
To see more, here's a short youtube video .

From San Fedele, we will take some field trips to neighboring towns and villages like Siena and breathtaking spots in the Chianti Region.

If you would like to join us, click here to register or find out additional details.
Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions.  The program is filling up, but we still have room for you if you'd like to come on the trip of a lifetime!

The program is open to artists of all mediums and  all experience levels. I have often had complete beginners come for a unique and creative vacation. why not bring a friend, a mother, daughter or sister for a trip you will never forget.

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