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painting + drawing
&
teaching + commissions
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painting gallery

  • big swell,incoming storm
  • freighter aground,Nobbys Beach,Australia
  • Lake Hayes
  • Milford Sound
  • Ruapehu from Erua
  • S. I. view
  • the green shed
  • towards Milford Sound II
  • under sail, summer afternoon breeze
  • upper Dart River
  • Pott's River
  • autumn ducks, Waikato
big swell,incoming storm freighter aground,Nobbys Beach,Australia Lake Hayes Milford Sound Ruapehu from Erua S. I. view the green shed towards Milford Sound II under sail, summer afternoon breeze upper Dart River Pott's River autumn ducks, Waikato

All works are on Arches 180gsm acid-free paper using colour-fast artists grade watercolour paints



represented by:

link to Exhibitions Gallery site link to Artmajeur site



commissions

A commissioned painting or drawing makes a wonderful personal gift for a special occasion...or for a special person. Just contact me with your requirements and negotiate a price and time-frame. Leave the rest to me. The work will be completed and delivered to yourself or to a delighted recipient.

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painting & drawing workshops

I teach painting & drawing regularly as I am enthusiastic about my craft and enjoy the company of the participants.

If you would like to attend a course or workshop, enrol at Studio On The Square, Palmerston North, or organise a small group & location yourself.
You will need your own art materials...those you are familiar with and which suit your way of working.

If you want to create your own masterpiece; shout someone deserving a relaxing, creative weekend; or just have a fun bonding activity, make a booking!




about me

I am a painter and freelance designer living in the country on the outskirts of Levin with my wonderful partner. Our three children fled home long ago.

After graduating in graphic design/illustration with a BCGD (Hons) and qualifying as a teacher, I taught visual arts and graphic design at both tertiary and secondary levels.

I have some 20 years experience in print & web design's shifting styles, technologies and applications, & have a passion for designing & constructing high performance visual communications for my clients.

When not designing, I am drawing and painting, most often in watercolours. My main subjects are the features and the ‘moods’ of the environment. A passion for the outdoors results in my subject matter naturally inclining toward landscapes & seascapes.

I welcome inquiries or commissions...just get in touch!

Any spare time is spent enjoying outdoor adventures, or just chilling with some good music.

Dennis

art awards

2012:
♣    Jointly won the Supreme Award at Watercolour NZ’s Diamond Jubilee SPLASH Exhibition, Wellington.

2013:
♣    First solo exhibition at Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, Palmerston North.

2015:
♣    Won Best Watercolour Painting, Rotary/Kapiti Observer Art Show, Paraparaumu.
♣    Won Best Landscape/Seascape Painting, Rotary/Kapiti Observer Art Show, Paraparaumu.
♣    First and second in Peoples Choice Award, Watercolour NZ's SPLASH Exhibition, Wellington.

2018:
♣    Runner-up for Signature Peoples' Choice Award, NZ Art Show, Wellington


you can reach me at:

25 Tui Glen Drive, RD1, Levin, 5571 (just 4km south of Levin, off Kimberley Road).

phone:  06 368 8754

email:  message me