Watercolours wow at bank

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Lois Allen, pic­tured, the Mata­mata Art So­ci­ety’s fea­tured artist this month, usu­ally cre­ates watercolours but also dab­bles in acrylics.

‘‘My mum was an oil painter so I didn’t want to com­pete with her so I started do­ing watercolours and now I pre­fer it,’’ the re­tired school teacher said.

She took her mum’s ad­vice and started paint­ing be­fore she re­tired.

Lois, who is also in­volved in public speak­ing and drama, thinks the monthly ex­hi­bi­tion at the lo­cal West­pac branch is a ‘‘neat idea’’ be­cause a per­cent­age of the pro­ceeds from each paint­ing sold goes to Pohlen Hos­pi­tal. It also show­cases the va­ri­ety of tal­ent that the lo­cal art so­ci­ety has.

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