Son Adam - circa 1981
A fine man now!!!
And has made his Mom proud!
New garden I created under our european beech tree.
Pat & John @ The Kara Walker exhibit - Domino Sugar factory just before it was demolished - July 2014 - Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Pat Giancontieri (aka Pat Dooling)
Designs with Integrity, reflecting a rich history.
I believe good design emanates from a
thoughtful and informed process...
• Botanical Illustrator
• Hand-Etching on Granite
• Master painter - versed in a variety of mediums
• Classically trained at the Fashion Institute of
Society6 for my designs on high-quality
AMERICAN MADE products.
Botanical Art and Illustration:
In Spring of 2021 Pat received her Certificate of Botanical Art and Illustration.
Etchings - Etching on monuments for personal, family and civic memorials.
"It is deeply rewarding to provide comfort to grieving families."
After a multifaceted career as a Textile/Surface Designer, encompassing a variety of markets, Pat now concentrates on two artistic endeavors: hand etching portraits and scenes on memorials and Botanical Illustration. The etchings bring comfort to families, friends, communities and those seeking to memorialize loved ones, heroes and important events. It is a compelling form of Surface Design and is gratifying work.
The Botanical Illustration is a practice Pat aspired to since taking her first "Nature Study" class at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Although having painted thousands of flowers in her Textile days, this form of illustration proved scientific and challenging. Pat received her "Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration" from the New York Botanical Garden in Spring 0f 2021.
Pat considers herself extremely fortunate to have worked solely as a Textile & Surface Designer for her entire career. It is a profession she has been passionate about and fascinated with since childhood. This first love has endured a lifetime. Her current work is on granite - a most permanent "surface".
The Fashion Institute of Technology was her first choice for college and after graduating she was employed by M. Lowenstein & Sons in their Wamsutta division. In the beginning Pat “worked on the boards”, a term used for those who hand-painted on a daily basis. As a colorist, repeat artist, designer and eventually as assistant stylist, print stylist and mill stylist, Pat's career progressed. Opening her own studio, Yellow No 5 Design Studio, Inc. was a natural evolution. Specializing in service work (both hand-painted and CAD) and offering styling services including “mill work”. Working for and with, what were termed “the best of the best” companies, Dan River, Richloom Group, Robert Allen Group, Creative Bath, Talbots, Dana Buchman, Macy’s and many others, Pat's design skills evolved to encompass product knowledge in a variety of markets; apparel - women’s wear, men’s, children’s; home products - bed and bath, home furnishings, flooring, wall coverings and rugs. Printsource, Surtex and Yellowno5design.com were venues for sales, along with a cadre of loyal customers, she enjoyed a long run of success. "I have
had the priveledge of working with some of the mosted talented artists and designers in the industry."
In 2011 Pat traveled to Italy and visited designers, mills and museums, including the Ratti Foundation and Ratti print plant, Antico Setificio, Tessitura Taborelli and Picchi amongst others. It was fascinating and educational to see what had changed and what had remained the same in our industry.
Invited as an Arts-In-Education professional with Eastern Suffolk BOCES, and as a speaker for independent organizations Pat shared her knowledge and love of design by giving workshops and presentations to students, faculty and community organizations throughout Long Island.
Yellow No 5 design Studio originated in 1995 with myself (Pat Dooling, nee Giancontieri) and Malgosia Bromirska, (formerly of Ann Klein, one of the industry’s top textile designers and a true master in color), partnering to create one of the industry’s top service studios.
• Highland Court/Duralee
• Laura Kirar/Tru Design
• Swavelle/Mill Creek
• Bespoke Trimmings, LLC.
• Ametex/Robert Allen Group
• Richloom Group
• Dan River
• Jaden Fabrics
• Alberto Mikali
Conti Collection Jewelry began in 2006 as a healing endeavour. "The stones have an energy which touches us at a deep inner level. My focus is on presenting an eclectic combination of form, texture and color. Nature's palette provides infinite ways to express my passion for design, color and texture. Working with semi-precious gemstones, crystals, and pearls are an endless source of beauty and pleasure. Marrying expressive materials, particular metals and handmade lampwork beads, provides a signature touch to each piece."
I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. - Vincent Van Gogh
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape
those who dream only at night. - Edgar Allan Poe
Web design. Ocassionally...
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