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Mixed Media Figurative Illustrations by Patricia Horing Mixed Media Figurative Illustrations by Patricia Horing
July 15th, 2011

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Larchmont Artist Explores the Human Condition Through Portraiture Larchmont Artist Explores the Human Condition Through Portraiture
January 31st, 2011

The subjects of Patricia Horing’s paintings challenge viewers to examine them through an unfiltered lens. Comfortably rendered in their “natural habitat” in comfortable clothes, sometimes without shoes, the figures in Horing’s portraits appear to be engaging in an unspoken dialogue with the viewer, hinting at greater complexity beneath the surface.

Horing’s current show, “Stay Connected” at the White Plains Performing Arts Center from Feb. 3-13, will run in tandem with the content of the one-woman comedy show about raising young children called The Passion of the Hausfrau, produced by Larchmont resident, Felicia Needleman Levinson.

The work that the show is named for, Stay Connected, is, “a (humorous, I hope) meditation on marriage..asking, in effect, connected to whom/what,” says the artist.

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  Iona College Women’s History Month Art Exhibit Iona College Women’s History Month Art Exhibit
February 23rd, 2010

New Rochelle, NY - In celebration of Women’s History Month, Iona College will feature paintings by Patricia Horing & Kristin McElroy, whose work explores the joys and tensions of family relationships through portraits and intimate scenes of daily life.

Entitled “Family Matters,” the exhibit will be on display at the Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery at Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle from March 7 to April 8. There will be an opening reception from 1 to 3 pm, Sunday, March 7.

The paintings depict the psychological undercurrents and small, unobserved moments that are the foundations of ‘family.’ The suburbs loom large here, as interiors reflect the suburban paradoxes of comfort and claustrophobia, intimacy and alienation.

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  Artist, Plumber Team for Winner Artist, Plumber Team for Winner
January 31st, 2010
Source: The Journal News

LARCHMONT - A few years ago, Patricia Horing was a stay-at-home mom who decided to try her hand at painting by signing up for an art class.

Now, a painting she did of a New Rochelle plumber is hanging in the National Portrait Gallery in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.

"It felt like I was levitating when I first saw it," she said recently as she folded her hands on her heart. "It was very surreal and exciting." The portrait of Horing's plumber, Herman Elvy, will be on display in the Smithsonian until August. The painting was selected last year in a museum contest. Of about 3,300 entries, hers was one of about 50 selected to hang at the museum.

2009 Plumber Portrait Makes Artist a Star Plumber Portrait Makes Artist a Star
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Source: WABC-TV NY, Eyewitness News

WESTCHESTER (WABC) - There is a portrait of a man from Westchester hanging in the Smithsonian. But he isn't a former president or a celebrity. He's a plumber. And a local woman painted the portrait.

The subject of the painting has become a bit of a celebrity now, at lease a local celebrity in Westchester. The same goes for the artist.

"I didn't set out to be a portrait artist," Patricia Horing said.

But 8 years ago, Horing left a career in public relations and started painting. She paints friends, relatives, herself and even her plumber.

"She came to the door and said, 'Herman, can I paint you?' And I said huh?," Herman Evly said. Evly was working in the tub when Patricia had the idea. "I just go like this, I take off my cap and said, "Go for it, baby,'" he said.

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  Larchmont Artist’s Work to Hang in National Portrait Gallery Larchmont Artist’s Work to Hang in National Portrait Gallery
July 16, 2009
Source: Larchmont Gazette

Larchmont artist Patricia Horing is to have a painting shown at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Her work is one of 49 finalists, out of 3,300 entries, in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2009. The subject of the portrait: local plumber Herman Elvy.

How did Mr. Elvy, 55, owner of Jacan Plumbing, Heating, Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Inc., in New Rochelle, come to strike a pose? With his Jamaican accent, Mr. Elvy explains, “Patty had a shower she needed me to fix and while I was doing that she asked me, ‘Herman, can I paint you?’ and I said, ‘Well…’ and after a pause I said, ‘Go for it!’”

“He’s right,” affirms Chicago-born Ms. Horing, 44. “Herman just dropped his equipment, said, ‘Where do you want me?’ and posed.”

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