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  • SPOTLIGHT ON Patrick Matriscino

  • Patrick Matriscino was named World Artists Contest winner for October 2011.

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  • HOMETOWN Victor
    OCCUPATION Artist/Painter
    FAMILY Daughters Sharon Matriscino Years and Maria Matriscino Trowbridge
    AGE 72
    About Patrick
    He was employed by the Department of Defense (Army) as a civilian from 1966 until 1993. Since then, he’s been active with his painting, which he previously could only do part time. A change which, he says, feels great! Patrick is a member of several art groups and societies around the world, and active in four of those groups. He has been an artist most of his life and has been painting for fifty years. Patrick says he’s still learning and his best painting is yet to come. Most recently, Patrick was named World Artists Contest winner for October 2011.
    Patrick grew up in Conneaut, Ohio, where he graduated in 1957. There he worked on a farm in orchards and vineyards, and drove tractor trailer. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1961 completed his basic training in Fort Knox, Kentucky. After that he completed weapons school and training in Albuquerque, N.M. He was sent on a few missions before arriving in New York where he was assigned to Seneca Army Depot (at the time it was Seneca Ordinance Depot), arriving there in 1962. While stationed there Patrick met his late wife, Shirley. He left active service in 1964, and went to work briefly for Sylvania Electric in Seneca Falls before returning to Seneca Army Depot as a civilian. He remained there until his retirement in 1993.
    Hobbies and interests
    Patrick enjoys sketching, taking photographs, and painting. He also loves walking the beach at the ocean, reading, interacting on Facebook, or hiking in the mountains in the western U.S. He has traveled to Hawaii, North Carolina, Florida, California, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana, and Utah. Patrick also loves to cook and take in an occasional wine tasting.
    In his own words
    “I think that it is all-important to set a good example for younger folks, in everyday life, and be the best that you can be at everything you do.”
    To nominate someone for the spotlight, contact Melody Burri at melody@messengerpostmedia.com

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