Pat Fiorello is a professional artist and popular art instructor known for her impressionistic landscapes and floral paintings in oil and watercolor.
Inspired to make the expression of beauty a higher priority in her life, in 2002, she left a successful 20-year career as a Marketing Vice President with major corporations including The Coca-Cola Company, and made a dramatic life change to become a full-time artist. “I was driven by a desire to create beautiful things, “ Fiorello says. “Through my painting and teaching others how to paint, I hope to inspire in people a deeper awareness and appreciation of the beauty around us and share the joy of painting.”
Fiorello’s Italian family surname means “one who lives near a wall of flowers,” so she seemed destined to have a passion for the romantic landscapes and elegant flowers that she captures in her painting. Based in Atlanta, she teaches in classes and leads workshops in the United State, the Caribbean, and Europe, most often in France and Italy.
Pat has studied with noted artists such as Robert Johnson, Hedi Moran, Ovanes Berberian, Betty Carr, Mel Stabin, and Charles Reid. A Signature Member of the Georgia Watercolor Society, she has served as president of the organization. She is a member of Oil Painters of American and American Impressionist Society and has served as Chairman of the Atlanta Artists Center. Pat’s paintings have been in over 70 juried shows and more than 20 one-woman exhibits, including being a featured artist at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia and Callaway Gardens. Her work has been licensed for greeting cards and home décor products and appeared in the book Splash 11, The Best of Watercolor, published by North Lights Books. She is author of the book, “Bella Italia, Italy through the Eyes of an Artist” published in 2013.
Fiorello’s paintings hang in numerous private collections across the country. Frameworks Gallery in Marietta, GA, Burton Gallery in Clarkesville, GA, Roux & Cy International Fine Art Gallery in Portland, Maine represent her artwork. Her website is www.patfiorello.com.