Author(s): Denis Robinson
New Zealand's scenery, from city streets to beaches, bush and mountains, is captured in the work of 30 of the country's leading painters in oils and acrylics. Oils have a long tradition in landscape and portraiture, and while acrylics is a relative upstart it is capable of rendering the country's brilliant light to stunning effect. Artist, connoisseur and dealer Denis Robinson has brought together a gallery on canvas that will inspire practitioners in oils and acrylics and delight anyone with a taste for contemporary New Zealand art.
Denis Robinson worked as a designer in the marketing industry before doing a long stint in Europe as a tour guide in the great art museums. Returning home, Denis established the first New Zealand design office/creative studio in Wellington. More recently he has held managerial positions in major art dealer galleries in Auckland, and he initiated the inaugural Auckland Art Fair in 2005. Denis currently operates his own art and design consultancy, connecting artists with art lovers. His previous collaborations with New Holland include the bestselling New Zealand: A Painted Country (2007, reprinted twice) and New Zealand in Watercolour (2008).