Dennis Greenwood


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 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.



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