" For many years I have come to realize that I "come to life" when I am surrounded by the truth and beauty of "the arts".Art, music, and the written word move me into seeing, hearing and feeling a beautiful existence that God created to nurture my mind, body, and soul. A quick look around and I can see, hear, and feel the brokenness of the world but I am transformed with thoughtful reflection on all the goodness that also surrounds me. My life is a reflection of what I focus on each day...and I choose to focus on the good, the beautiful, and the truth." I hope you enjoy these artists who also enjoy the beauty of the arts. ~Deanna~
Pat Fiorello is a professional artist and experienced, 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,” she 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.” Based in Atlanta, she teaches classes and leads workshops in the United States, the Caribbean and Europe, especially, France and Italy.