PAINTING + JEWELRY
Pat Troiani, a former art teacher in Pennsylvania public schools for 15 years, retired to the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 1985. She taught watercolor painting to adults in her home studio while continuing her career as a professional artist. Schools attended include Traphagen School of Design in New York, New York, and Millersville State University in Lancaster, Penn. She earned an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Md. Her masters degree includes a special-interest area jewelry-making. In 2008 she moved to Solomons, Md., where she teaches watercolor workshops at the senior center in Lusby, Md. Call (410) 586-2748 for a schedule of classes.
Pat’s subjects are inspired by the southern Maryland scenery and wildlife. Florals are a favorite subject matter using traditional watercolor techniques, but she also likes painting on Yupo, a very slippery acid-free paper. Collage is another favorite, and, more recently, she has started painting in oils. Portraits of pets or your home are also available by appointment.
Some of her awards include North Carolina Senior Games; The Frank Stick Show; Outer Banks, N.C., Beach Book Cover 2004; Land Mark Shows at the Pasquotank Art Association; Peoples’ Choice Award at the Chowan Arts Council; The Mollie Fearing Show in Manteo, N.C.; Annual Spring Show in Annmarie Garden, Solomons, Md.; and Potomac River Show, Colonial Beach, Md.
Pat’s paintings can be seen at Artworks@7th in North Beach, Md.; JarrettThor Fine Arts in Colonial Beach, Va.; Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, Va.; The Island Gallery Christmas Shop in Manteo, N.C.; and Gaskin’s Gallery in Avon, N.C. She offers limited-edition giclee reproductions of her paintings. Prints are also available at Shelby’s Framing Gallery in Leonardtown, Md.; Mattawoman Creek Art Center in Marbury, Md.; Dare County Arts Council in Manteo, N.C.; and Cloud Nine in Nags Head, N.C.
In retirement, Pat started a successful venture creating jewelry to show in galleries along with her paintings. She splits her time between painting and making baubles for patrons to buy for themselves or as gifts.