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 colour, often straight from the tube. They are colourful, 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.