Denis Robinson’s latest and most appealing offering is something of an artist’s road trip – a journey from the top to the bottom of New Zealand through the paintings of nearly 60 artists. The tour begins with Northland and runs cross-country to the south of the South Island. Work from more than one artist highlights the nuances of each particular region or city. There are 20 regions covered in the book, with an additional focus on the four main cities, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch – including a commemorative selection of paintings – and Dunedin.
Denis Robinson has once again achieved a portfolio of striking artworks that not only demonstrates the deep well of artistic talent in this country, but also reflects the scenic beauty that surrounds us. The wide and quite commercial appeal of this collection means there is something here for everyone.I found it enchanting and I am sure many copies will find there way into the overseas mail in the build up to Christmas.
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