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NIGHT FLOWERS
New Paintings by Kevin Woodson
solo exhibit at: Joyce Gordon Gallery
May 4 - June 24, 2018

June is a great month to visit Joyce Gordon Gallery for your stroll through the myths and dreams of Night Flowers, a special collection of flowers after dark, under the moon, in myth, ritual, and epic.

Joyce Gordon Gallery, 406 Fourteenth St. between Broadway and Franklin, Oakland, (510) 465-8928


FIRST FRIDAY ART MURMUR, Friday, June 1, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, come out for Oakland's world famous Art Murmur and enjoy a glass of wine in the flowers!

EAST BAY OPEN STUDIOS (WEEKEND ONE), Saturday and Sunday, June 2nd and 3rd, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, come by the gallery for a less crowded, more personal stroll in the flowers with me.

ARTIST TALK, Saturday June 9, 1:00 PM (doors at 11:00 AM), I'm bringing my easels, flashlights, sketchbooks, and an hour of great stories from an artist in the gardens after the sun goes down and the gates are locked.

BLOOM AND BRUSH FLOWER PAINTING WORKSHOP, Saturday June 9, 2:00 PM (immediately following the artist talk), This much-loved flower painting workshop is back, and its your chance to join me in this make-and-take, everything-provided flower painting workshop. Cost is $45, call the gallery to reserve your spot today (510) 465-8928.

A big Thank You!!!! to everyone who helped make May such a memorable month in the gallery. All events at Joyce Gordon Gallery, 406 Fourteenth St. (Franklin / 12th. St. BART) in Oakland (510) 465-8928

Have you ever found yourself out in the garden at night, after the doors are locked and the sun has set? This collection of nighttime flower paintings is a dream. It's something I've wanted to do for years, and I'm excited to share this magical, secret, and poetic experience with you in paintings. 

Please join me in 2018 when Ovid's Garden, Night Flowers will be on display in Oakland at the Joyce Gordon Gallery, May 4 – June 24.

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Kevin's 2018 Calendar
12 full color months, featuring paintings from Kevin's current collection, 'Ovid's Garden.'

The paintings in this collection, Night Flowers, are a tribute to Ovid and the poets and artists who have loved the gardens at night.
Filtered moonlight falls on new blossoms, Chinese vases, and deep pools.
Preview and buy Kevin's 2017 calendar here

paintings from Ovid's Garden 2018 calendar on display at Joyce Gordon Gallery, Spring 2018, see below:

 

 

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.