Realism to Abstraction landscape painting workshop at TP&S June 29

Published 9:03 pm Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tryon Painters and Sculptors  (TP&S) will hold a Realism to Abstraction workshop with Pat Cole-Ferullo.
The workshop will take place on Saturday, June 29 from 9 – 4 p.m.  There will be a break for lunch at noon.  Attendees should bring own bag lunch and a beverage, so that ideas can be exchanged during the meal.

Pam Cole-Ferrulo's work

Patricia Cole-Ferrulo’s work

Patricia will be leading this exciting exploration into abstraction using photographs of dramatic landscapes.  Cole-Ferullo will begin by doing a demonstration, leading gently through the process of recognizing and organizing the underlying structure of the image, then translating that onto paper or board using watercolor, acrylic and/or gouache.
From 1-3:30 p.m., focus will be on finishing at least one painting. Cole-Ferullo will  be available at this time to give individual guidance and encouragement.  From 3:30 –  4 p.m., there will be a final critique, question and answer session.
Each student will be led to express his or her personal approach to color, shape and line in the process, allowing the finished work to evolve naturally.
Those wishing to can sign up at TPS (hours open Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.), or contact Christine Mariotti at or 828-859-8392. Space is limited.
Artist Statement: I am motivated to paint by a love of the process, working intuitively, from order to chaos and back again, in an ever evolving quest to express the hidden truth and beauty beneath the surface of life.
Born in Fairmont, W.V., Pat Cole-Ferullo spent her formative years in Daytona Beach, Fla., where she developed a strong connection to  the world of sea, sand and the beauty of nature.
Now residing in Tryon, where she has her studio/gallery/classroom, she continues to teach, create and exhibit her work.
After recieving a BA degree in fine art and commercial art from Florida State University, she studied drawing, painting and silver jewelry design at the Instituto de Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, later opening her studio in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. where she held classes and workshops, taught painting at the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art and in adult education.
During this time she came under the strong influence of Abstract Expressionism, developing her own style of painting as she shared her work through commissions and exhibits.
Pat’s paintings have won top awards in national and international competitions, also hanging in private and public collections in the United States and  Italy.
Publications include:”A Walk IntoAbstraction.” Two of Pat’s paintings, along with a description of her process are featured in the internet publication  www.awalkintoabstraction/
The Artist Magazine featured a demo article about Pat and her approach to painting in Spring 1999.  She was also one of ten finalists out of thousands of entries from around the world in the publication’s 2010-2011 juried competition, Abstract category.
Professional Organizations:
Society Of Layerists in Multimedia (SLMM) Signature member; National Watercolor Society (NWS) Sustaining member; American Watercolor Society (AWS) Sustaining member.
Pat is represented by The Silver Fox Gallery in Hendersonville. Visit for more information. Website:
Tryon Painters & Sculptors is located at 26 Maple Pl., Tryon, NC.  The phone number is 828-859-0141.
– article submitted by Aviva Kahn

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