• about Dennis • 

photo of Dennis Greenwood    I am a landscape painter living with my novelist partner in the country on the outskirts of Levin, in the Horowhenua. My qualifications are in graphic design/illustration & teaching, and I have taught visual arts & graphic design at both tertiary & secondary levels.
   Our three adult children have established careers in (relatively) nearby Auckland & Wellington. It is one of my pleasures to be able to share their lives to some extent.
   Spare time is spent maintaining our property, enjoying outdoor adventures, or just chilling with some good music.
   I love drawing & painting with paper & water-based paints (I have an aversion to organic solvents). I have developed strong preferences for the materials I use...stretched Arches or Saunders-Waterford papers and M Graham & Co paints...on account of both their quality and consistency. Quality brushes are very expensive, so I tend to use whatever I can afford. Most of my work is done solely with a mop and a 25mm flat brush.
   My passion for the NZ outdoors results in my subject matter being the topography & ‘moods’ of this environment. Although I enjoy stylized and abstract works, I personally always come back to naturalistic depictions.

• painting recognition •

2019:

'Whanganui River (Lower Gorge)' selected as 'Editor's Pick' and featured on the Artmajeur home page

2018:

• Runner-up for Signature Peoples' Choice Award, NZ Art Show, Wellington

2015:

Best Landscape/Seascape Painting, Rotary/Kapiti Observer Art Show, Paraparaumu
Best Watercolour Painting, Rotary/Kapiti Observer Art Show, Paraparaumu
• First in Peoples' Choice Award, Watercolour NZ's SPLASH Exhibition, Wellington
• 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