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"Art is the


between God

and the artist,

and the less the artist

does the better."


Andre Gide





"The only time

I feel alive is

when I'm painting."


Vincent van Gogh








"I am an artist...

I am here to live

out loud."


Emile Zola

850.994.9974 850.380.0881 (CELL)

Located on the beautiful gulf coast


Joseph and Irene Patti

        It was an eighth grade art contest that solidified my love for art.  Although as a kid I enjoyed playing around with finger paints and crayons, it was my school participation in a city-wide window painting contest in Oakland, New Jersey that set the stage for my lifetime devotion to fine art. With my First Place ribbon in one hand and paintbrush in the other, I stepped into a life passionate for art.


      Although a short stint wearing Army greens in Vietnam interrupted my artist dreams, I've been immersed in art ever since.  I've owned two successful fine art galleries specializing in 19th, 20th and 21st century fine art -- one in Hartford, Connecticut and one in the Pensacola, Florida area.  As a full-time art restorer and artist, I am privileged to have one of the best jobs in the world - bringing damaged, yellowed and troubled artwork back to life.  Who could ask for a better job!

     As an art restorer and artist, I've handled thousands upon thousands of paintings in all media -- oil, acrylics, watercolor, mixed media, prints, lithographs, and engravings.  In addition to conducting art classes and lecturing on art techniques & art history, I've judged and sponsored numerous fine art shows. 



     My studio is located along the beautiful Gulf Coast of Northwest Florida in the Pensacola area.  This idyllic community is home to the Navy's famous Blue Angels and the training ground for our country's best pilots.  Along with wonderful art galleries, historic areas, antique shops and America's number one beaches, we boast great year-round weather.  Except, of course, during hurricane season.



On the personal side, I've been married for 32 years to my wonderful wife, Irene, who works at the University of West Florida and is also the owner of Happy Baskets, a delightful gift basket business.  We have a sweet little beagle-mix dog named "Lillie Millie" and are the proud grandparents of two sets of absolutely beautiful twins, Gia and Dante, and Lourdes and Luca.



                                 Lillie Millie

    We are active members of St. Luke United Methodist Church in Pensacola, Florida.



Joseph James Patti in his studio working on an oil painting restoration.

Photograph by Ben Twingley


"Art, I've discovered, may confound us, challenge us,

move us or soothe us but in its drips and dots and brushstrokes

we often find a bit of ourselves."

Joseph James Patti



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Art restoration services by

Joseph James Patti

Over 30 Years' Fine Art Experience


5733 Quintette Road, Pace, Florida 32571

850.994.9974  ■  850-380-0881 (cell)


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