Dean Buchanan’s art reflects his energy, passion and intimate connection to the
New Zealand landscape and environment. He expresses this love of landscape in
his large oil paintings. Mountains, bush, coasts are rendered into semi-abstract forms
outlined in thick strokes of color, often straight from the tube. They are colorful,
dramatic and complex depictions of particular places. They have a raw vitality that
reflects New Zealand's rugged scenery in cohesive, vivid, and strikingly energetic images.