Te Puke Times - 2021-06-10


People, faces artist’s favourite subjects


How long have you been painting and how did you start? What is your favourite medium and subject.? What inspires you? What is your greatest achievement in art?

Each month Te Puke Art Society showcases the work of one of its members at its Constables Gallery. Carolyn Lysaght’s work is now featured. I have been drawing from when I was young. I started painting when I was at home with my family. My favourite is oil paint but I use acrylics now as they are suitable for all subjects. People and faces are my favourite subjects and I also do the family dogs in pastels. I find each face a different challenge but also enjoy painting sea scenes and mountains. My greatest achievement is if someone likes my work enough to buy it. And I’m also pleased if I win a merit award in our club exhibitions. Constables Gallery, on Commerce Lane, is open each Thursday from 9.30am to 2pm and the last Saturday of the month. The Te Puke Art Society is extremely keen to see new members at its weekly sessions, of any age and with any level of expertise. There is a shared morning tea (50 cents) provided by a rostered duty team.


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