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   paintings & drawings

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• about Dennis •

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I am a painter and designer living with my partner in the country on the outskirts of Levin, Horowhenua. Our three children fled home long ago.
My qualifications are in graphic design/illustration & teaching, and I have taught visual arts & graphic design at both tertiary & secondary levels.
An enthusiasm for constructing effective design solutions means I probably spend a disproportionate amount of time in front of a computer. I try to balance this with drawing & painting in watercolours & acrylics; my passion for the NZ outdoors results in my subject matter featuring the topography & ‘moods’ of this environment.
Any spare time is spent enjoying outdoor adventures, or just chilling with some good music.
I welcome general enquiries & those regarding both design work & painting/drawing workshops or commissions...just get in touch!


• art awards •

2019:
'Whanganui River (Lower Gorge)' selected by the Artmajeur editor to be listed on the 'Editor's Pick' section and be featured on the Artmajeur home page
2018:
Runner-up for Signature Peoples' Choice Award, NZ Art Show, Wellington
2015:
Best Landscape/Seascape Painting & Best Watercolour Painting, Rotary/Kapiti Observer Art Show, Paraparaumu
First and second in Peoples' Choice Award, Watercolour NZ's SPLASH Exhibition, Wellington
2012:
Joint winner of the Supreme Award, Watercolour NZ's Diamond Jubilee SPLASH Exhibition, Wellington

• commissions •

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

• upcoming exhibitions •