​​​​​​​    ​​Patricia has always been fascinated by the human face, but not in a clinical sense. She looks for illumination of the human condition and what makes each individual unique in every one of her subjects. No matter what her medium, she prefers to work from photographs she takes herself in order to control the lighting, setting, pose and mood; for all those elements combined are what help convey the essence and personality of her subject. Getting as near a perfect likeness is also her strength, for each portrait portrays a unique individual whom she strives to capture at their very best. 

    Patricia has taught portrait drawing for many years and presently teaches classes in Dix Hills.


Learn to draw true-to-life faces 
To commission a portrait or inquire about classes:

patshih9@gmail.com

 
 
"Your class has changed my life."  Susan C. student


​    "I’m sure I speak for all of us when I take this opportunity to thank Patricia for her expert instruction, patience and encouragement during the past four weeks of art class! She has the most loving personality to complement her talent!"  Jim Romaine, student 


“You are one awesome teacher!  One of the best teachers I ever had.”  Francine Perri, student

  charcoal & conte

   pencil & pastel

To inquire about custom portraiture or classes, please contact Patricia at patshih9@gmail.com or (631) 549-2332.

  Patricia ShihArt

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