I’m Patricia (Patty) Presto! I’m so excited to be here and share some of my art with you! I started my career as an artist in the custom faux finishing field 18 years ago in Atlanta, GA. This led to an array of opportunities to expand my creative talents working for designers, showcase homes, celebrities, and wonderful clients.
As an ever-expanding creative and hard-wired entrepreneur, I added color consulting, murals, furniture and cabinet refinishing to my paint company, On The Surface. It has kept me very busy over the years, but I was searching for more!
A couple of years ago, I had a wonderful opportunity to manage, construct and paint a 4-story mural of the Appalachian Trail. I wasn’t sure how it would all come together, but I jumped at the chance! I hired two other amazing artists to work alongside me for this 5-month project combining wall murals and large scaled canvas art. It worked out amazingly well! This sparked a fire in me that is continuing to grow on canvas in my use of bold color, reactive effects, texture and the inspiring shapes of nature.
In my free time, I can be found hiking, taking photographs, spending time with my family and friends, and whenever possible, chasing sunsets. Add in a great cup of coffee, and my heart is happy!