Exhibit: Living Lab Gallery, Zhongli Taiwan
To Dream With Flowers
a collection of Lotus from Guanyin Taiwan, and flowers from Taiwan and the gardens of the world
Reception, Sunday 8 January 2017, 3:00 PM
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2017 CALENDAR OF KEVIN'S FLOWERS
P E A C E W I T H I N C H A O S
A twelve-month calendar featuring thirteen paintings from Peace Within Chaos,
a collection of Kevin's watercolor flower paintings, created and exhibited 2015/2016, and beyond.
Painting flowers in the garden brings me peace, in a world that otherwise
threatens to overwhelm me with its chaos.
I hope each month can bring you the same happiness I experience
each time I pack up my easel, brushes, paints, and head out to the garden.
Preview and order Kevin's Flowers 2017 Calendar
at this secure online site for $20 and have yourself a year of flowers!
BUY / PREVIEW CALENDAR HERE
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BOOK RELEASE BY KEVIN WOODSON: PEACE WITHIN CHAOS, A BOOK OF FLOWERS
“I stand alone in wet socks.” So begins a story in flowers that starts in the gardens and travels through history and imagination, touching the heart of anyone who has ever stopped to smell a flower.
This book brings together my flower paintings and writing in a brand new story about how one man’s original childhood memory of the garden connects him to cultures, poetry, art, ritual and healing around the world and across history.
In its pages you’ll find over twenty full color flowers, including the first Crabapples to appear in the spring rain, a Wisteria that stops time, and pristine unhybridized species Dahlias from Mexico.
The text is the result of years of prose, poetry, musings, and other writings celebrating the importance of flowers.
Follow the link below for a complete preview of the book, and to order your own copy:
BUY / PREVIEW KEVIN'S BOOK OF FLOWERS HERE
$35.00, Kevin’s Bookshop Press 2016, 32 pages, full color
Published by Kevin's Bookshop Press. See more of Kevin's books and calendars here.
PAINTING A FLOWER is a meditation, a connection with the sublime magic and the way I chose to be human.
Here you will find paintings that are not compiled using traditional painting techniques. In fact, I have never used pencil, photography, or cut flowers in my work. Very simply, a flower in the garden speaks to me, and I paint right there, working with the full-on living experience of the bloom.
Please enjoy the ever-growing portfolio of flower paintings here, attend an opening or event in your area, or email me with questions and comments. Find me on Facebook where I will post updates, photos, and my writing about the magic of the flowers.
I'd like to express gratitude to Juan Pablo Gutierrez for the flower verse that is excerpted, top to bottom, in the roll-over tree at the top of this page. Juan Pablo’s poems appear along with my flower paintings in our book, The Language of the Flowers, Kevin's Bookshop Press, 2011.