Paciello’s career as a speech pathologist spanned thirty years before devoting her full attention to watercolor painting. She fell in love with painting as a child and over the years worked through various mediums and instruction until she embraced watercolor. Paciello views her art like a story teller. She composes still life watercolor paintings, combining time worn objects with natural elements, often adding a whimsical twist. She is drawn to old pottery and wooden boxes for the surprises they once held. She likes to imagine whose hands have held these treasures in the past and spins her tales from there. She borrows sentimental objects from clients to create “memory boxes” or a still life, adding just the right fabric for texture and design. Her paintings are recognizable for their rich layering of bold color and the juxtaposition of light and dark. The goal of each painting is to connect the viewer to a place and time that evokes an emotional memory. Paciello is from central Massachusetts and divides her time living along the southern coast of Maine. Paciello has studied at the Worcester Art Museum and continues developing her techniques at The New England School of Fine Art. She recently completed a solo exhibit of her work at the Hanover Theater in Worcester, Massachusetts. She has also exhibited at the Fitchburg Art Museum. Her paintings can be found in many private collections across the country.