Denys Watkins studied at the School of Design, Wellington Polytechnic from 1962-64; Central School of Art, London in 1967; and the Royal College of Art, London from 1968-70. He received a British Council Scholarship in 1968/9; the South Pacific Travelling Arts Scholarship in 1978; and the Auckland Savings Bank Award in 1978 (Hamilton). Watkins was Artist in Residence at the Canberra School of Art in 1985; was awarded the Transfield Prize in 1986 and the Sanskriti Foundation Residency in 2003.
Watkins currently resides in Auckland with his wife, ceramic artist Bronwyn Cornish. Watkins is still actively working with a number of retrospective exhibitions, including a show at Parlour Projects last year.
Lithograph of a screen print, in an edition of 35, signed by the artist, $450