With art there is always more to learn
‘‘I love teaching as much as I love painting.’’
Matamata artist Patricia Win says you never stop learning.
Born and educated in Matamata, Patricia has spent the last 10 years in the Bay of Plenty and returned to her home town six months ago and immediately joined the Society of Arts.
‘‘They are lovely friendly people, I really enjoy it.’’
A collection of her work is on display at Westpac, as the Matamata Society of Art’s Artist of the Month.
Animals feature dominantly in her exhibit at Westpac, but if you ask her she will say she doesn’t have a favourite subject. ‘‘Honestly I like every subject. ‘‘I like, if possible, to create a particular mood. It’s the mood of any painting or atmosphere that will sell it. I like to add the quirky or comical piece.’’
She has been teaching art for 13 years and hopes to start classes in Matamata next month from her home.
‘‘What I cover is all subjects for beginners including wildlife, landscapes, portraits, seascapes and flowers.
‘‘I love teaching as much as I love painting. I amreally passionate about that. I just love passing on something to people who want to learn to paint.’’
Despite being a teacher, she admits she will never stop learning.
‘‘If you are going to teach six different subjects, then you have to practise each one.’’