Patricia Conciatori grew up surrounded by art. Her mother was an art teacher and administrator in Huntington, Long Island and her father, who had been a professional photographer in his younger years, sketched and painted as a hobby. Patti began art lessons at age three and often took advantage of the art studio in her home, where she painted, did ceramics, designed jewelry and was a willing subject of projects for her mother’s classroom.
During her college years, at the University of Denver and the University of Vermont, she took sketching and watercolor classes. After a career handling recruiting and marketing at large New York law firms, Patti enjoyed her life as a full-time mom in Darien, Connecticut. Once her three daughters were in high school, she was able to turn her attention to art. She has studied painting with Dana Goodfellow at the Rowayton Arts Center in Connecticut for the past six years focusing on landscapes and, more recently, abstract painting as well. Patti has taken workshops on Nantucket with Elle Foley and William Duffy and in Rowayton with William McCarthy. Her paintings have been selected for and sold at the Point O’ Woods Art Show on Fire Island. She has been the featured artist at Sundays at Sotheby’s in Rowyaton and at the Darien Rowayton Bank, both month-long exhibits.
The focus of much of her painting is on color and texture. Having spent summers on Cape Cod, seascapes are a constant theme. Views of the beach, water and sand offer an always changing vista – one that Patti never tires of exploring. Her artwork can be viewed at patriciaconciatoriart.com.