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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:

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Ovid’s Garden, Night Flowers
solo exhibit: Joyce Gordon Gallery

Watercolor Painting by Kevin Woodson
May 1 - June 30, 2018
Opening Reception, Thusday, May 18th 6-9pm
Have you ever found yourself out in the garden at night, after the doors are locked and the sun has set?
It's ben a dream of mine to paint do a collection of moonlit flowers featuring the poetic romance of the garden after dark.
In the garden, after dark, I feel connected with poets and artists throughout the years, working magic in the moonlight.



Please join me for Ovid's Garden, Night Flowers:
Joyce Gordon Gallery, 406 Fourteenth Street, Oakland, between Broadway and Franklin
see gallery for hours, contact, and further information

Friday May 4th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM: First Friday Art Murmur

Thursday May 17th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM: Reception for the artist

Saturday May 12th, 12:00 – 2:00 PM: Bloom and brush - a painting workshop

Friday June 1st, 6:00 – 9:00 PM: First Friday Art Murmur

Thursday June 21st, 6:00-9:00 PM: Artist talk and closing reception



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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.