Denys Watkins


Denys Watkins (1945 - ) was born in Wellington. From 1962-64 Watkins studied at the Wellington Polytechnic School of Design and then from 1968-70 he studied painting and print making at the Royal College of Art in London. He incorporates a variety of media including etching, screenprinting, watercolour, acrylic and oil painting to create strong imagery. Watkins has been exhibiting solo in New Zealand and international galleries since 1971 and his work can now be found in museums, universities and corporate collections throughout the country. Since 1980 he has been a lecturer at Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University, inspiring the next generation of artists. We stock a small reproduction of his painting "Suspended Animation" and an original Denys Watkins screenprint called "Vibes".