We can say that Matonya is the only painter who is painting the realistic genres in the Tinga Tinga style. It means that he is using the enamel commercial paints which are applied on canvas in layers. The paintings are detailed and they take a long time to finish. Coupled with the fact that Matonya is profesional soldier in Tanzania army, he produces only few paintings, possibly less than 10 pieces per year. He is often on weeks long mission at the sea to guard the African East coast from the Somali pirates.