Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts celebrates the coming of Spring with a small, colourful and audacious exhibition by Hawke’s Bay artist and gallery owner, Richard Boyd-Dunlop. Colour Blast an exhibition of paintings and prints will run from Saturday 10th September through Wednesday 28th September. The works on show feature stylistic, bold imagery that, according to the artist, “jumps off the canvas at you!” Painting for over twenty-five years Boyd-Dunlop has been influenced by the work of Keith Haring, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Damien Hirst and other artists of that flamboyant ilk. Richard Boyd-Dunlop has shown work in galleries in the UK, Australia, the United States, Europe and, of course, New Zealand. He has paintings in many public and private collections worldwide. Colour Blast is the artist’s first exhibition in the Manawatu. The public is invited to view Richard’s latest offerings and to meet the artist at an exhibition opening from 1 - 3pm on Saturday 10th September at the gallery, 33 George Street, Palmerston North in the Heart of the city’s Cultural Hub. Colour Blast: Works by Richard Boyd-Dunlop will continue on view through 28th September.

Born in Auckland in 1973, Richard Boyd-Dunlop began painting in his teens and considers himself a ‘self-taught’ artist. Richard’s art reflects his extensive travel throughout the Pacific Islands, Australia, Europe and North Africa which has seen him develop a very individual style of painting. In recent years the artist has used a ‘holographic vinyl’ in addition to traditional acrylic paints to produce striking patterns with light-variable effects. The widening scope of colours available to the artist has also had an effect on Richard’s palette. In the past Boyd-Dunlop’s paintings have often been a commentary on the relationship between man and his environment with a particular focus on conservation issues. Lately his work is influenced by current events and iconic figures.

Now making his home in Napier, Richard Boyd-Dunlop began his artistic career in Auckland by producing bright, colourful custom designed and painted t-shirts which he sold at markets and events in Auckland. His artistic flair caught the attention of a textile company in Sydney where he worked for several years before travelling to Eastern Europe, the United Kingdom and throughout the Pacific. His painting gear always accompanied him wherever he went. In Barcelona he often painted on a long strip of canvas while hundreds of tourists and locals walked on the famous Las Ramblas pedestrian boulevard. The artist’s showmanship thrived when literally painting in front of hundreds of people at a time. Richard has also been honoured with art residencies in Niue and Rarotonga. Closer to home, Boyd-Dunlop has work in the Auckland Regional Council collection, the Manukau City Council collection and his work is held in private collections throughout New Zealand and internationally. In 2011 a retrospective covering twenty years of paintings, drawings, mixed media and design was held in Auckland. Colour Blast: Works by Richard Boyd-Dunlop can be viewed during normal gallery hours through 28th September.  An experience not to be missed!

Other Upcoming Exhibitions.

Previous Exhibitions.

The Mountains and the Sea
By: Paul Lyons
- 22 Mar 19

RETRO - SPECTIVE: Cash & Carry Sale of Silkscreen Prints
By: Malcolm Warr
- 22 Feb 19

SUMMER FLIGHT: New Zealand Birds and Landscapes
By: Jayeta Valentine
- 25 Jan 19

By: Michele Theobald & Val Jones
- 30 Nov 18

By: Te Wananga o Aotearoa Graduate Weavers 2018
- 12 Nov 18

By: Rachael Smith
- 26 Oct 18

“Licorice All Sorts”
By: Georgia Lambert
- 11 Oct 18

The Art Room (Term 3)
By: Manawatu Art Teachers Association
- 24 Sep 18

By: Willie Docherty
- 25 Aug 18

“A Bouquet of Paintings”
By: Mary Mulholland
- 03 Aug 18

The Infinite Smallness of Being
By: Raemon Rolfe and David Lupton
- 13 Jul 18

Land & Water
By: Timon Maxey
- 22 Jun 18

By: Don Hill & Steve Leurink
- 01 Jun 18

By: New Paintings by Ross Whitlock
- 07 Apr 18

By: Roger Staples
- 02 Mar 18

A Family Affair
By: Colin Hoare and sons James and Alex
- 02 Feb 18

By: Vivian McKenna
- 12 Jan 18

Echoes Of Fiordland
By: Annabel Neall
- 12 Dec 17

By: Te Wananga o Aotearoa Graduate Weavers 2017
- 13 Nov 17

By: Sue Weterings
- 20 Oct 17

IRIS: Photography Exhibition
By: 2017 Epsom/NZIPP Award Winners
- 06 Oct 17

Land and Water
By: Jacky Pearson
- 08 Sep 17

Moments of Transcendent Beauty
By: Paul Lyons
- 11 Aug 17

“Exploring the Intersection Between Detail and Suggestion”
By: John Tidball
- 15 Jul 17

‘The Spaces Between’
By: Anne Morris
- 17 Jun 17

‘The Primacy of Gesture’
By: Ross Whitlock
- 12 May 17

By: Alfred Memelink
- 23 Mar 17

By: Vivian McKenna
- 03 Mar 17

Across the Ditch
By: Australian and New Zealand Print Artists
- 04 Feb 17

“GIVEN TIME AND SPACE” Abstracted Imagery
By: Colin Hoare
- 06 Jan 17

By: Watercolours by Celia Guy
- 03 Dec 16

E Toru nga Mea
By: Weaving and Carving Graduates Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Papaio
- 14 Nov 16

Dot's Nice
By: Elka
- 21 Oct 16

Colour Blast: Work That Jump Off the Canvas
By: Boyd-Dunlop
- 10 Sep 16

Heart Standing Still
By: Rachael Smith
- 30 Sep 16

SAMPLING: Paintings by Jayson Rollon & WARMING BODY & SOUL: Caohagan Island Quilts
By: Jayson Rollon & WARMING BODY & SOUL
- 25 Jul 16

Head for the Coast New Work
By: Beth Charles & Robert Charles
- 11 Mar 16

Extraordinary Art: Paintings
By: Paula Novak
- 12 Feb 16

Window to the Falling Sun: Paintings
By: Annabel Neall
- 04 Dec 15

By: Paul Lyons
- 14 Nov 15

An exhibition of Maori Art - Maunga Kura Toi degree artists of Te Wananga o Aotearoa
By: Te Koru
- 03 Nov 15

Country to Coast
By: Nicholas Hayter
- 11 Oct 15

Anything Goes: Annual Exhibition
By: Manawatu Spinners and Weavers Guild
- 28 Sep 15

By: Dennis Greenwood
- 15 Sep 15

"Soul Is Eternal":
By: Wayne Hansen
- 29 Aug 15