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Watercolour Aspects: New Paintings by Dennis Greenwood


Mon 21 Sep 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Tue 22 Sep 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 24 Sep 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 25 Sep 2015, 10:00am–6:00pm
Sat 26 Sep 2015, 10:00am–3:00pm

Where: Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts, 33 George Street, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Dennis Greenwood, Levin-based watercolourist, returns to the gallery for his second solo exhibition featuring finely crafted paintings depicting aspects of the New Zealand natural and man-made environment. Watercolour Aspects showcases recently completed paintings by this talented artist. “The body of work in this exhibition is an accumulation of several months painting and is made up of a variety of landscapes painted in watercolours.” All the work will be framed and ready to be hung in the home or office of the astute art buyer. The exhibition can be viewed from Tuesday 15th September; a reception to ‘Meet the Artist’ will be held at the gallery, 33 George Street, Palmerston North on 19th September from 1-3pm. The public is cordially invited to see the works and to chat with this very accomplished artist. Art patrons are advised to be in early as Dennis’s paintings are eagerly sought after by knowledgeable art buyers and those folks who just know what they like! Watercolour Aspects will be shown through 26th September in the Changing Exhibition Gallery at Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts. Viewing of the work can be arranged for after hours or even before the gallery normally opens its doors by phoning/emailing the gallery.

Greenwood further comments: “It seemed, since the advent of photography, the realism painting would be replaced by this medium which is much more effective at recording. Indeed, painters have ever since struggled to find a raison d’être for their profession – leading to both creative triumphs and absurdities. As an artist who frequently draws and paints, I ask myself a question all the time – a question which relates particularly to realism: ‘Why create images when you can just go around looking at things?’ For me there are two answers. The first is that I like to look at drawings and paintings – the selection and portrayal of subject matter in drawn/painted works give the characteristics of the artist. The second is that I enjoy making them.”

Dennis Greenwood is a visual artist who lives in semi-retirement in the Horowhenua with his novelist/fabric artist partner, Carole. After graduating in design and illustration from Wanganui Design School, and qualifying as a teacher of adult and secondary students, he taught visual arts at both tertiary and secondary levels. Greenwood draws and paints most often in watercolours but he is equally competent using oils. His main subjects are the features and the ‘moods’ of the environment. His passion for being outdoors results in his subject matter naturally inclining toward landscapes. Dennis, who jointly won the Supreme Award at Watercolour NZ’s Diamond Jubilee SPLASH exhibition in 2012, had his first solo exhibition Recent Watercolours: New Work by Dennis Greenwood at Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts in May 2013. That exhibition was a success and motivated him to work towards this second exhibition, Watercolour Aspects. In addition to this upcoming exhibition, the artist often has a selection of works available for viewing at Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts.

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